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Kimbo Slice Is A Total Sham

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Whenever I used to watch this ghetto street fighter named Kimbo Slice fight in back alleys on the Internet via Youtube, I would always question the ability of his opponent. I watched him fight a police officer who had ground game and as soon as the fight went to the ground, they stopped the fight and brought it to Kimbo’s strength of standing up trading blow to blow.

Supposed MMA fighter Kimbo Slice

Supposed MMA fighter Kimbo Slice

Any real fighter would tell you that to cater to a fighter’s strength only is not real fighting. Yes Kimbo Slice is a tough dude. Yes, he can beat the average cat in the club that’s rushing the talent he is hired to protect. Yes, he can beat the crap out of the dude in the backyard in Miami. But, to sell us on the fact that he could really fight was a joke.

I don’t think anyone in any real fight circles ever thought he could fight. His image was tough and gruesome on Youtube when he became a street phenom. Now, Dana White is painting this dude as a family man with six kids to support at home. This is a joke and Kimbo Slice is a joke to any real Mixed Martial Arts fighter or fan. I don’t want to see someone get knocked out in 14 seconds by another dude with pink hair like Kimbo Slice did.

I have watched MMA since my good friend Adisa Banjoko hipped me to it with the Gracie brothers way back in the early 1990s. We would watch this at my home in East Oakland and at Adisa’s home in San Bruno like religion. We were glued to the screen and would have friends over to watch these fights not because of the blood and gore but because we were impressed with Royce Gracie and his whole entire family and Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

We are devout MMA fans because of skill and talent not because someone can beat the crap out of someone in the streets. We are fans of Willy Cahill in San Bruno, California because Mr. Cahill is the best in the world and trains the best fighters in the world. Kimbo Slice is a total and complete sham and should retire from any MMA fights. He should think of another way to raise and feed his six kids.

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Written by undagroundmilli

September 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Herschel Walker is not ready for MMA

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Former University of Georgia running back and Heisman trophy winner, Herschel Walker has signed a contract to fight for the MMA, Mixed Martial Arts association and will fight in the heavyweight division. He is presently training in San Jose, California.

Herschel Walker to fight MMA

Herschel Walker to fight MMA

Herschel Walker was the hardest working and most celebrated running back to ever come out of the UGA bulldogs. Everyone knew Herschel Walker and his accomplishments at Georgia and his training regiment was highly written about. His pro career wasn’t as great but he is definitely one of the greatest college running backs of all time.

Herschel Walker at University of GA Bulldogs

Herschel Walker at University of GA Bulldogs

He will begin training with American Kickboxing Academy, the high-profile camp in San Jose, Calif., that trains UFC standouts Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Jon Fitch, Cain Velasquez and Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.

This fight really seems like one of those promotional events that the UFC did with Kimbo Slice who was a highly talked about street fighter but tanked in his UFC fight with an unknown fighter. Kimbo Slice was horrible and was simply a ratings contract signing. The UFC is still using his name but he has no respect in true fighting circles. I believe Herschel Walker may be the same way even though he is a TaeKwonDo black belt.

Mixed Martial Arts is so different from football or even just plain TaeKwonDo. A very good friend of mine, Mike Pechina, is a former United States Olympic judo champion who is now a coach at Cahill’s Judo Academy in San Bruno, CA. Many of my friends are fighters and the thing I have learned is that MMA is all about the ground game. If your ground game is tight, you increase your chances. Taekwondo is not a ground game discipline.

Herschel may do good if he improves his ground game considerably and is able to keep up with people who are 22-27 years old while his body is 47 years old. Big difference. I wish him luck, though.