Jun
02

Travishamockery

Kimbo SliceThe CBS network debut of Elite XC, featuring the ever so popular Kimbo Slice, earned huge numbers and an outstanding rating. But this whole promotion of Kimbo Slice being a MMA superstar is going to turn out being a disaster.

Kimbo Slice is very dominating when it comes to knocking out schleps in his backyard, but that kind of fighting doesn’t go far in MMA. While Slice punished the 16-9 James Thompson, it was by no means an impressive performance. Slice may possess incredible punching power, but his lack of technique and conditioning will only get him by the bottom feeders of the Elite XC. After the fight Kimbo was quoted “I can take a little ground and pounding, I won’t be tapping out from that. I’m still a baby at the game, I’ve got a lot of room to grow. I won’t be smoking as much, because I’ve got a lot of training to do.” He won’t stop smoking, he just won’t smoke as much. Now that’s a champion.

While Kimbo Slice won’t terrorize Manhattan, he also won’t beat any real MMA fighters. He’ll be successful as long as he fights the joe schmos of the fight world. The time will come when Kimbo has to step out on that big stage, and beat the very best.

Slice, too, will fall.

  • Jared

    He had no ground game at all but he had good scramble. He never closed his guard the entire fight so any decent ground and pound fighter will pass and mount at will against kimbo. He also kept going for the guillotine but just ended up on his back without Thompson in guard so Thompson kept getting the dominant position that way. Before this fight I didn’t know if he would be decent but this isn’t going to end well. He’s going to fight Rogers next and get destroyed. If he fights Silva he will lose even worse. Lawler and Smith was a great fight until it got stopped.