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Old 09-27-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
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Anyone else watching this? I've found it to be pretty entertaining. I have to say I haven't always been a Rashad Evans fan but compared to Rampage Jackson he seems to know what he's doing as far as coaching goes or maybe Rampage just doesn't care. It's all heavyweights which makes it more entertaining and also with the inclusion of Kimbo Slice being a contestant it has the making for a good season. Anway Kimbo got called out so he fights this Wednesday, it's going to be interesting to see if his 2nd chance at being a real fighter pays off. I think he's going get beat and that will be the last we see of him except maybe back on youtube.


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Old 09-28-2009, 03:14 AM
 
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he should get beat unless "big country" gasses out. from what i've seen, there are a lot of unskilled fighters this season. former NFL players tend not to be the most skilled fighters.

it appears that Quinton's guys are big and strong, but not very skilled -- and that Rashad's guys are fat and out of shape, but with more skills and experience. that said, i think Kimbo could beat a lot of the guys based on what i've seen so far.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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Since I think 99 Percent of "reality" TV is staged, I think the teams are staged as well. Meaning that Dana knows way in advance who is going to fight, and he has them paired up by skill level, and the whole team thing is just a dog and pony show.

There is no way Dana would sacrifice Kimbo this early in the show by putting him up agaist someone who could finish him early. Dana knows that it will be an even fight, but may lead more for Kimbo (JMO)

In order to maximize the Kimbo draw, he has to last at least until near the end. I can also see that the "tension" between Rashad and Rampage feels forced, the only thing about this show that is real are the fight scenes, and there is no telling what happens during editing with them
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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he should get beat unless "big country" gasses out. from what i've seen, there are a lot of unskilled fighters this season. former NFL players tend not to be the most skilled fighters.

it appears that Quinton's guys are big and strong, but not very skilled -- and that Rashad's guys are fat and out of shape, but with more skills and experience. that said, i think Kimbo could beat a lot of the guys based on what i've seen so far.
i agree! being big and strong does not make you a good fighter like some people think. even in "the real world" (no not mtv's real world) just because yo uare big and strong doesnt make you tough.

i dont think anything is staged other then the rashad/rampage BS talk. the selections and everything IMO are not staged. dana ensures that he still gets the kimbo draw when they decided to not kick people out of the house after season 1. so win or lose kimbo will be on the show till the end. now obviously he would draw more if he is still fighting but hell if seth patrazeli can KO kimbo then big country can beat him.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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I can also see that the "tension" between Rashad and Rampage feels forced
seems more like an "odd couple" budy movie to me. not for one second have i ever bought into the "heat" between Rampage and Rashad.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Nevada
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Word on the street is Kimbo gets stopped late in the 1st round via TKO. I heard that months ago, soon we will find out if that true or a bogus story.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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i believe that was a rumor that was started on the UG by wes sims. he likes to make stuff up as a "prank". sorta like the kimo is dead rumor that got started on the UG also.

we will see, and i am pulling for big country just because i gots me a belly these days too LMAO. oh and because i hate all the kimbo HAIRissues?
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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From the preview, it looks like Kimbo lands a devastating right cross to Big country's dome, then it cuts off. We shall see!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Ah! I didnt know for sure if that was BS! Here in Vegas people are saying Kimbo gets staggered late in the first from a big right hand, fight stopped via TKO strikes in the 1st. Thats kinda funny if Wes Simms started that story. Well tomorrow we will know for sure. Hope its a good fight.



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i believe that was a rumor that was started on the UG by wes sims. he likes to make stuff up as a "prank". sorta like the kimo is dead rumor that got started on the UG also.

we will see, and i am pulling for big country just because i gots me a belly these days too LMAO. oh and because i hate all the kimbo HAIRissues?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I think Kimbo wins this fight... they guy's reputation is on the line and he knows it. He just need to be more cautious than he was in his last fight, and he needs to pace himself so he doesn't get gassed halfway through the first round. If I was coaching any of these guys, I would tell them to conserve energy round one and let the other guy push the action. Round 2, go for the win.
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