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Have you ever watched a pro wrestling match and wondered if any of their crazy moves would actually work in a real fight? Well the homies over at Fightlinker put together a compilation video showcasing wrestling moves in mixed martial arts competition.
I was a huge wrestling fan growing up (the Monday Night Wars in the late 90s were the most exciting television ever), so this was pretty fun to watch. “The People’s Elbow” at the end had me dying laughing.
The man who shocked the world by stopping Kimbo Slice in 14 seconds wants to do the entire thing over again. He says he’s sick of people labeling his victory “an upset” and is looking to prove the naysayers wrong.
Is anyone still interested in seeing Kimbo fight? I know I am.
Well, the strongest competition to the UFC is now dead, dead, dead …. and it’s all because of the aftermath of Kimbo Slice’s devastating knockout loss to Seth Petruzelli.
Elite XC was already in heavy financial trouble, and hoped that CBS (who owned 20% of the company) would buy out the remaining portion and save the day. However, Seth Petruzelli’s comments that promoters implied he should not take Kimbo to the mat drew an investigation from the Florida State Athletic Commission. That investigation played a part in CBS NOT bailing Elite XC out of financial trouble, which doomed the company.
The biggest question in all of this is… Where does Kimbo Slice go from here?
Be sure to vote in the poll below to tell us your prediction!
First of all, sorry about the lack of updates over the weekend, I moved into a new place and had to wait for internet access. (very painful)
Although I missed the Kimbo Slice fight, I did read this interesting tidbit about CBS refusing to allow Kimbo to promote “Reality Kings” during Saturday’s broadcast. For those of you who are unfamiliar, boxers and MMA fighters sometimes have companies sponsor them in exchange for a little promotion on fight night. That’s why you’ll see certain guys carrying big signs as they walk to the ring. Also, in the post fight interviews the athletes usually thank their sponsors by name.
… However, Reality Kings happens to be a nudie company that employed Kimbo as a bodyguard before he found fame. Therefore CBS wouldn’t allow their name to be uttered or logo to be visible whatsoever.
Does this set a bad precedent of networks dictating sponsorships and sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong? Such moves could possibly hinder an athlete’s potential to earn extra money due to sponsors fearing CBS blacklisting them.
On the other hand, I’m sure CBS is just trying to cover their own butts. How many sensitive parents would file complaints saying their child went to Reality Kings-dot-com and saw a woman with balls on her chin?