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The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - Kimbo Sliced
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http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Kimbo-s-run-in-the-UFC-is-over-White-cuts-him?urn=mma,239667

Not surprising he gets shown the door. Too old, and no ground game doesn't make for a good showing in any of his fights.

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While I was watching the event before isaw this I had been thinking what to do with Kimbo while the name still has some interest and pop culture dollars associated with it.

I figured throw him in with Cro Cop and see if a highlight reel can be generated, then let him go. I'm guessing enough was enough. It would appear that there is a fair difference between fighting tough guys at a local BBQ and fighting professional fighters. He's got that big muscle-y guy that gasses out early feel to his fights.
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I am hoping that if (when?) Strikeforce picks him up, he's not put into a main events as a ratings grab. I'd be down for Rogers/Kimbo as a regular main card fight, with the plan of playing off Rogers' comments from a while back and him crushing Kimbo on national TV for the publicity and notoriety.



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I'm saddened to hear of it but not surprised. It was an experiment whose results didn't meet the expectations.

Also, I wonder how he would have done as the new BA Baracus instead of Rampage.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by samoflange
    I am hoping that if (when?) Strikeforce picks him up, he's not put into a main events as a ratings grab. I'd be down for Rogers/Kimbo as a regular main card fight.
Rogers could be their HW champion by this time next week. He looked OK against Fedor, and there's really no way of knowing how good (or otherwise) Overeem is these days because he hasn't fought anyone of consequence in MMA for about two years.

If Brett loses though he would seem the most logical choice. If he wins.....uh....Herschel Walker? Strikeforce ain't done much of anything to grow their HW division since signing Fedor.

    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    It was an experiment whose results didn't meet the expectations.
I think UFC got what they wanted out of it. He was brought in as a ratings grab for TUF and in that sense it paid off. I don't think they believed he was ever going to be good enough based on talent alone to justify a spot on their roster in the long run.

    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Also, I wonder how he would have done as the new BA Baracus instead of Rampage.
From a PR point of view? Probably better. From a quality-of-movie point of view? Pretty badly I'd think.

I'm a fan of Rampage's particular brand of nutty though, so I'm probably a bit biased on the latter point.

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