Originally Posted by COkid
My money is on Kimbo fighting again before the season is over. My theory is that with Kimbo being the ratings hound it doesn't make sense for the UFC to have him fight and lose on the third episode and then hope people continue to tune in to the other fighters who they don't know. I just think this isn't the last time we'll see him fight.
I hope they do not bring him back, I hope Dana has some integrity ( although not sure if you can but Dana White and integrity in the same sentence). I am not a Dana hater, but last night made me lose what respect I had for Dana after his comments hyping Kimbo and bashing Nelson after the fight. Dana is worse than the Elite XC guys he used to criticize for using Kimbo to sell tickets.
Kimbo seems like a nice enough guy, and has a punchers chance, but he has no take down defence or ground game and I doubt he will ever be able to learn it well enough to compete with anyone at a high level.
I have seen a few people make comparisons with Kongo, but I think Kongo has mid level take down defence, he is able to defend against mid level opponents but not good wrestlers, I doubt Kimbo could stuff a mid level guy. I also think Kongo’s stand up is much better and he does have decent ground and pound.
On a side note, anyone else think that Nelson is too small framewise for HW? He is 263 with a 40-50lbs stomach. “If” he lost the stomach he could probably cut down to the LHW.