He could get lucky and knock someone out. If they have done a good job of selecting participants, I wouldn't give him good odds against anyone. I am saying he wins no more than 1 fight unless the whole show is scripted for him to do well.
don't feel bad cyco, my boy had Sadollah from the get go, and I picked C.B.
But I will give Kimbo some credit. Every single fighter on that show is going to gun for him, everyone.
But hey if you want respect in the fight game that's what you got to do. I don't think Dana would risk a can for Kimbo. Too many people are going to be watching way too closely. But I know he's hoping he makes it to at least the semis. If he makes it that far he can still legitly put him on the fight night. Making another big ratings pay day.
Just think Kimbo, Rashad, Rampage. This will either be great TV, set black people back about 10 years, or both.
Just for the record I picked Sadollah from the start as well. Love that guy.
Firstly I think they'll set Kimbo up to at least get in the house. It just makes for good ratings, guys got a temper and people know him and he's got enough D-bag frat boys to follow him that it might increase ratings. I don't think he will last long, unless he's turned himself more towards fighting, and less being a playboy. Bas most likely kicked him out for lack of discipline or for drug use.
Rashad and Rampage is going to be amazing, flat out.
I don't think it'll do anything to hinder equality of black people. Shit will be talked, just like when white guys coach.
The guy training me right now, Joshua Franklin (one pro fight called for blood), says that he used to train with Marcus all the time and that Marcus is a bad ass. They trained in Florida together. Joshua is in Afghanistan right now working for blackwater, he was a former SF guy.
I think Kimbo definitely has the physical talent, there's no doubt about that. Can his mind adapt to become a multi dimensional fighter? I guess we'll find out in the upcoming TUF. Generally speaking, it just seems it's really hard for a striker to be a proficient grappler. Not implying that Kimbo is a great striker but he obviously has more of instinct to strike than to grapple. Patrick Barry, a great striker, gave away the fight at UFC 98. That was a shame. But I'm sure he learned his lesson.
Now I'm going off on a different tangent. I hope Zuffa will compensate Kimbo more than other fighters on the show. I don't usually watch TUF but now I'm gonna watch it because of Kimbo. I'm sure there are many others like me tuning in for the same reason. Wonder what Kimbo will do if he gets eliminated from the first fight. That would suck....
i think rampage will pick Kimbo if i has the chance. Kimbo would take well to the style Rampage fights with, at least imo. Plus he's God's Street Soldier or whatever and they could probably relate better, but with regards to Kimbo taking it or going anywhere in the UFC, i highly doubt he will ever be in a title fight. Alot of people can hit as hard as him, as you probably saw in that EliteXC where he lost to some guy who picked the fight up last minute, and his famed "striking power" is all he's got. A one trick pony, nothing more.
Big Country Roy Nelson is in as well. I've got him to take it. What I'm really wondering is when will Kimbo be picked? It'll look hella bad if he's picked last (as far as the casual audience goes) but surely no one will pick him first even without the fact that Roy Nelson is in. Unless they do a "last picks kinda thing" where they work out beforehand how they'll pick and then just whoever would've gotten Kimbo choose him first.
pssh that was the weakest tap on the chin ive ever seen.
more like Kimbo saw the odds of him losing go insanely low, huge strong puncher vs a random not very known small striker, Kimbo made a lot of money in vegas i bet, didnt u see how he didnt care at all after losing? he invited people to his bar for a party....
i swore he was being investigated for the match as well