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Kimbo Slice defeats Houston Alexander during TUF 10 Finale

kimboKevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice, has proven that he belongs inside of the Octagon once and for all as the former Youtube brawler managed to come out on top of a catchweight showdown between himself and the heavy handed Houston Alexander .

The pair threw down during this evening’s The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale that took place from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

In what came as a huge shock to many, the duo of knockout artist’s somehow managed to got the distance in a bout most expected to last no longer than a minute or two.

Houston started off extremely tentative and looked to pepper Kimbo with leg kicks for the bulk of the first round while Slice charted forward. Kimbo turned it up a notch in the second going forward, imposing his will on Alexander with a series of slams and punches, even managing to take the more experienced brawler’s back for a duration of time looking to sink a rear-naked choke.

It was an impressive performance for Kimbo. A performance the judges unanimously saw in his favor with two scores of 29-28, and one score of 30-27.

55 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    That was much more impressive than I ever expected out of Kimbo. That suplex in round two looked like a Street Fighter move.

    I’m also going to say that Alexander’s chin looked even more suspect than I thought it was. He looked dazed off of jabs and was damn near falling over after glancing hooks.
    Kinda confused why he didn’t try to use the Muay Thai clinch that got him his first (and only) wins in the UFC.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    horrible fight! gotta give props to some of kimbos take downs in the 2nd round.

    horrible horrible fight

  • Markos says:

    i loved the suplex personally. haha kimbo did alot better than i thought.
    however i didnt agree with the 30-27 definalty 29-28 all rounds though.
    houston just tried to machida it and it didnt work for him

  • Dufresne says:

    Yeah, I was very disappointed when they both grabbed their knees at the end of the fight. I guess Houston’s cardio is just as bad as his ground game.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    guess we wont see houston again for a while, in the ufc at least.
    i cant think of a good opponent for kimbo either, who else in the lhw doesnt do cardio?

  • BigDave says:

    this was the worst fight I have ever seen bar none.Houston ran in circles the whole first round but landed a few weak kicks so i gave him round 1. Kimbo had the take down in round 2 so i gave him that round. I would have given houston the third round easy if he would have jumped on kimbo when he was down after the leg kick but he just stood there so fuckit. I never want to see either of these guys fight ever again.

  • Makington says:

    There aren’t really any other good fights for Kimbo out there. All he can really do is lose to fighters who can either go 3 rounds or take him down easily. The only other fighter who would want to avoid the ground at his weight is Cheick Kongo, but I can’t see Kimbo winning that one.

    The suplex in round 2 caught me so off guard that I laughed actually pretty hard. It was pretty much the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a while.

  • xtreme_machine says:

    This fight was rigged.

    That decision was the last thing it could of happen and the last thing anyone would have tought guessing when betting at Las Vegas.

    They paid Alexander to give up a decision lost to Kimbo. By running out the clock yet make the fight exiting.

    They needed to make the fight exiting so they can build Kimbo up and sell more tickets, increase ratings, and sell more pay per views.

    I too was once a believer.

  • Rich S. says:

    I was screaming like a mad man when Kimbo threw that suplex!

    But seriously.. I was amazed how well these guys stuck to their gameplans..
    Unfortunately for Houston, his gameplan was just horrible…
    Sure, leg kicks are nice, and we didn’t know how Kimbo was going to take them..
    But seriously, Houston? Not a SINGLE body shot? NO HEAD KICK? REALLLLLY?!
    One head kick and the fight was over.. ONE LANDED KNEE and the fight would’ve been over..
    That is the worst Houston has ever fought..
    What’s even more ridiculous is that Kimbo couldn’t finish it in that mount..
    Once again I’m going to stress this..
    ONE SINGLE PUNCH and it would’ve been over..
    All Kimbo had to do was focus for 2 seconds and make sure that ONE BOMB landed, and he would’ve had the climactic finish he wanted..

    Either way, it DID keep me on the edge of my seat after the 1st round..
    Because every single time a punch flew I thought it was going to be the fight ender..

    But, if Kimbo can’t finish Houston, and Houston can’t finish Kimbo, they really don’t have too bright a future, do they?

  • danw84 says:

    xtreme_machine: This fight was rigged.
    That decision was the last thing it could of happen and the last thing anyone would have tought guessing when betting at Las Vegas.
    They paid Alexander to give up a decision lost to Kimbo. By running out the clock yet make the fight exiting.
    They needed to make the fight exiting so they can build Kimbo up and sell more tickets, increase ratings, and sell more pay per views.
    I too was once a believer.

    You’re a joke. Keep up with the conspiracy theories.

    Sorry guys, but Kimbo performed. He had take downs, showed an incredibly improved ground game, and even attempted submissions. It isn’t his fault that Houston had zero interest in actually fighting. Keep hating on him all you want, but you’re going to have to accept that Kimbo is in the UFC, and you aren’t the only MMA fans in the world any more.

    Just a tip, the more casual fans that watch, the more free events we get. Quit crying when someone YOU judge as unworthy of being in the octagon is there. Watch something else. You want to be a purist? Go watch local events and stay away from the UFC, the most main stream MMA promotion by far.

  • Makington says:

    Actually, I thought he was tremendously improved too. I don’t think there was one person out there who would have believed me beforehand if I told them Kimbo would land a textbook behind the back suplex and drop Houston thunderously on his oversized head.

    But what other fights out there are there that Kimbo has a good chance at winning? I can’t think of many at all.

    Good points dan. We need every casual fan we can get. Us diehards make up a small portion of the overall MMA population and without the casuals, we wouldn’t have anything to be diehard about.

  • Pajamashark says:

    I echo what others said above even if they got modded down: this was a horrible fight.

    I’m not a Kimbo hater but this “catchweight” bout was a joke from start to finish. Huston executed no game plan aside from some kicks and whatever he is calling that orbit around Kimbo for the whole first round thing.

    There was absolutely no killer instinct- both got dropped or fell and the other just stood there, blinking stupidly and throwing nothing. The suplex looked like something out of a bad cartoon, and the unanimous decision was a fucking travesty.

    I really hope the bout was fixed because neither of them displayed anywhere near the talent that should be showcased at the UFC events.

  • Makington says:

    I also hope the fight was fixed. I’ve been hoping that the UFC would throw away the heart of their sport and start scripting their endings. I mean, isn’t true MMA about already knowing who the winner will be when you mix all these disciplines? It really helped EliteXC when it was found out they were doing things behind the scenes with their fights, so Dana might as well hop on board and run MMA into the dirt as well.

    Seriously, how can you hope that a fight was fixed? Something as big as that at the UFC level could be a sport ender. If you want fixed endings and scripts, go watch professional wrestling.

  • I liked what I saw from Kimbo in the second round. For having to cut as much weight as he did when he was already muscle, I give Kimbo tons of props. He gets better every time.

    Way to go Kimbo!

  • buzzcramp says:

    After watching TUF this season I came to like Kimbo. Even if he was to never fight again I’m glad he redeemed himself for the the embarrassing Petruzelli blowout. The guy’s a hard as hell worker and took his fair share of abuse from critics… he deserved this.

  • ndizzle says:

    i was impressed with kimbo as in he learned from his last fight dont come in flying thats how petruzelli beat him waited out and countered,also how kimbo was trying to set in those hooks.
    as for alexander he seemed a lil timid and thats not like him,maybe it was the size difference,what would he worry bout kimbo aint gona shoot on him,i wouldnt be suprised if alexander was persuaded a lil.member lorenzo was the commisioner of the nsac before he became part of the ufc

  • ndizzle says:

    Makington: I also hope the fight was fixed. I’ve been hoping that the UFC would throw away the heart of their sport and start scripting their endings. I mean, isn’t true MMA about already knowing who the winner will be when you mix all these disciplines? It really helped EliteXC when it was found out they were doing things behind the scenes with their fights, so Dana might as well hop on board and run MMA into the dirt as well.Seriously, how can you hope that a fight was fixed? Something as big as that at the UFC level could be a sport ender. If you want fixed endings and scripts, go watch professional wrestling.

    or any sport that involves alot of money

  • I really hope that this was NOT FIXED!!!

    But to all the conspiracy guys that says it was…I don’t blame you guys either.

    I mean when did Houston ever circle around and NOT be aggressive???

    NEVER.

    Ok, he learned from his mistake fighting KO artists like Sandman but still to entirely change your whole gameplan….he was like a totaly different fighter.

    I like Kimbo and was pulling from him but Houston’s game plan was just the worst that “it could look” like it could be fixed.

    Houston blasted Kimbo’s legs and he still did not pounce with ruthless agression like he did with Jardine…I know it was the 3rd round and he could’ve been tired…but still it can make someone wonder.

    I really hope that Houston just underestimated Slice or was scared not to get caught with Kimbo’s punch and NOT FIXED coz it will really fuck up MMA.

  • Kamakosmo says:

    This fight was rigged.
    That decision was the last thing it could of happen and the last thing anyone would have tought guessing when betting at Las Vegas.
    They paid Alexander to give up a decision lost to Kimbo. By running out the clock yet make the fight exiting.
    They needed to make the fight exiting so they can build Kimbo up and sell more tickets, increase ratings, and sell more pay per views.
    I too was once a believer.”

    “Extreme Machine”…..I love your enthusiasm, but it was soo obvious this was the beer talking!!! LOL At the very least, it was the beer typing! Bitchin’ drunkinese!

  • elsicilian says:

    xtreme_machine: They paid Alexander to give up a decision lost to Kimbo. By running out the clock yet make the fight exiting.

    That’s just preposterous. *Nobody* wanted to see Alexander do the electric shuffle around the octagon for fifteen minutes, much less Dana White or the UFC. Alexander was brought in to do what he’s famous for doing: go toe to toe, and swing for the fences. If they wanted a fix, they would have got someone else, or just thrown him in with Abe from the house, or one of the other tomato cans from TUF 10.

    It’s hard to fault a guy for switching his strategy in an attempt to frustrate/confuse his opponent, but Alexander really didn’t do himself any favors with that performance, in the eyes of UFC brass or the average fan. He could have given himself quite a boost with a strong knockout, or even losing an aggressive/violent effort, but that performance was awful. It wouldn’t surprise me if he gets dropped.

    Kimbo was very impressive. He gassed in the third round, but looked great in rounds one and two. If he had been *any* other heavyweight making his octagon debut, nobody would be giving him a hard time at all. Personally, I am looking forward to his next fight, and hoping his visible improvement continues. He’s an entertaining guy, any way you slice it (feel free to “thumbs-down” this comment on the strength of that awful pun alone).

  • JOEgun says:

    I just wish people wouldnt talk so much trash about this fight. Yes we all know they are both bottom of the barrel fighters but I was still entertained. Yes we know if either guy wouldve connected with a clean punch the fight wouldve been over. We were all waiting for that punch to land but it didnt come and thats okay, Im not extremely disappointed because it allowed me to see that Kimbo actually has improved (while at the same time it looked like Houston got worse). Houston actually looked scared of Kimbo and his tentativeness was understandable but a little frustrating. I thought Houston shouldve gone in for the kill when he kicked Kimbo and fell it was obvious he was hurt. GREAT JOB KIMBO. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE HATERS THAT WILL NEVER GIVE YOU ANY RESPECT OR CREDIT FOR ANY ACCOMPLISHMENT BUT JUST KEEP IMPROVING AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

  • JOEgun says:

    As far as Kimbos next opponent, I think they should give him another guy with a lacking ground game, perhaps another rookie or James Irvin. I think it wont be long before Kimbo gets submitted or TKO’d by leg kicks. There were many opportunities where Kimbo could have finished the fight. If his ground game would have been a little better he would have finished Alexander with ground and pound, guillotine or rear naked choke (it was there for him but he lacked the skill to finish). And if they do give Kimbo the Sandman, well, Kimbo’s corner better bring him a pillow cause he’s goin to sleep.

    Kimbo has great potential to make ground and pound his go to move as he improves his ground game. Kimbo will be one of the bigger stronger light heavyweights and he should use that to his advantage by perfecting ground and pound.

  • JalenTigh says:

    If Kimbo weighed 212 at the weigh-in – then he went psycho on some buffets before the fight… he looked like he had 30 pounds on Alexander….

    I was pretty impressed with KImbo’s takedowns, but it was obvious he was clueless to what he should do next once he got Alexander down…

  • elsicilian says:

    This from Dana White: “I am not sure if Kalib Starnes was training him or what, but that wasn’t the Houston Alexander I had seen fight before.”

    Awesome!

  • Vogairian says:

    Haha wow… Seriously? The UFC would actually risk everything they’ve done to get Kimbo Slice a win over Houston Alexander? Do you people really think that or are you just pissed that Kimbo won a fight? Kimbo showed that he does have a little bit of potential (to be an actual mixed martial artist, not an elite fighter or anything) and I think it’s killing some people.

    Alexander came in with one of the worst strategies I’ve ever seen and it cost him. He’s a pure slugger and for whatever reason decided he was Lyoto and could employ his type of a game plan.

  • OMNIpotus says:

    Let’s not forget that it was a catchweight fight that was essentially set up for Kimbo to win. What do you do with a big guy who is a draw but has no ground game? Put him up against a striker a weight-class below him. Being “impressed” with the suplex and other slams would be like being in awe of a high schooler slamming a middle-school kid.

    Dana may think that Houston’s strategy was like Kalib Starnes’, but they threw Houston up against a guy with a huge reach and weight advantage whose big weakness requires you to get within striking range. Houston played it smart. Was it boring? Yes. But it was smart.

    Let’s be fair: this was pretty much Houston’s last shot in the UFC. Him risking fairly serious injury when he probably wouldn’t have a paycheck after this fight was not a good situation.

  • Makington says:

    How the hell could someone think the fight was rigged? All the thumbs down when I said it was ridiculous must mean a lot of people think it was a fixed fight. Dana does NOT need Kimbo. Why would they potentially sacrifice their entire organization when they don’t even need Kimbo? The UFC was one of the few things that thrived during the recession, and they have ton of other go-to fighters that put on blockbuster fights. Sure, Dana wants Kimbo and they gave him his most winnable fight, but Dana in no way needs him.

    I think it boils down to Houston’s god awful gameplan and each other’s respect to their punching power. Both of them knew it could be over with one good shot and wanted to make sure it didn’t happen. Sheesh, one fight doesn’t go how people expect and everyone starts crying wolf on the entire organization.

  • Dufresne says:

    elsicilian: This from Dana White: “I am not sure if Kalib Starnes was training him or what, but that wasn’t the Houston Alexander I had seen fight before.”Awesome!

    The sad thing is that halfway through the first (and about 2 minutes past where I thought the fight was going to end) I was complaining that it looked like Nate Quarry v Starnes and I was kinda hoping for Kimbo to just walk to the other side of the cage and sit down until Houston wanted to play.

    That was seriously the worst performance of Houston’s career, game plan or not.

  • elsicilian says:

    Makington: All the thumbs down when I said it was ridiculous must mean a lot of people think it was a fixed fight.

    Actually, you implied that anyone who thought the fight was fixed should go watch wrestling. Nobody was seriously arguing *in favor* of scripted endings or rigged fights, and watching professional wrestling is anathema to most (if not all) of the folks likely to be reading this message board. That’s probably why you got a lot of negative feedback to your message …

    Or possibly folks disliked that your message was dripping with sarcasm, while paradoxically oblivious to the sarcasm of the previous message, to which you replied literally.

    Basically, there was a lot to dislike in that message, so you probably shouldn’t jump to such an illogical conclusion.

  • ndizzle says:

    ndizzle: i was impressed with kimbo as in he learned from his last fight dont come in flying thats how petruzelli beat him waited out and countered,also how kimbo was trying to set in those hooks.as for alexander he seemed a lil timid and thats not like him,maybe it was the size difference,what would he worry bout kimbo aint gona shoot on him,i wouldnt be suprised if alexander was persuaded a lil.member lorenzo was the commisioner of the nsac before he became part of the ufc

    even though i was impressed.. just because it is kimbo he shouldn’t be given any special sympathy because he wants to get better. shit, i bet there’s 100s of MMA fighters that WANT to get better, but they aren’t being built up by the mainstream organization.so i belive he should be in the small organization to work on his ground game and cardio

  • darth_irritable says:

    I kind of think Kimbo’s style would be best suited to training out of Hammer House (such as still exists). He’s clearly going to struggle with submissions (and good BJJ takes years to learn, which at 36 he doesn’t have).

    However a good ground n pound game could work well for him, since he can at least get takedowns, and his profile would fit right in with Coleman, Randleman et al (big guys, good takedowns, gas in the third). He made good improvements here, but even my wife could see he didn’t know what to do on the ground.

    BTW – don’t get me wrong – I’m hanging for Coleman/Couture – I’d love to see the Hammer make a comeback.

    One other thing – for all his vaunted upright game, Kimbo doesn’t really seem to have much. I’ve not seen him drop anyone with a single shot, as I keep hearing he’s supposed to do, and he can’t string a good crisp combination together – he kind of seems like a more humble, likable Bob Sapp in that regard…

  • elsicilian says:

    ndizzle: even though i was impressed.. just because it is kimbo he shouldn’t be given any special sympathy because he wants to get better. shit, i bet there’s 100s of MMA fighters that WANT to get better, but they aren’t being built up by the mainstream organization.so i belive he should be in the small organization to work on his ground game and cardio

    Kimbo slice is *already* one of the biggest stars in the sport … the UFC isn’t “building him up.” Quite the contrary, his turn on TUF seemed explicitly designed to *tear him down*, demonstrating his personal humility while it eradicated any last lingering remnant of his previous reputation as some sort of junkyard killing machine.

    At this point, he’s really a human-interest story, and the humans who watch UFC seem pretty darn interested, so what’s the harm in giving the guy some airtime? Nobody can argue he hasn’t earned his stripes after coming up through TUF. I’ll certainly enjoy watching the rest of his career, however it pans out.

  • ndizzle says:

    elsicilian: Kimbo slice is *already* one of the biggest stars in the sport … the UFC isn’t “building him up.” Quite the contrary, his turn on TUF seemed explicitly designed to *tear him down*, demonstrating his personal humility while it eradicated any last lingering remnant of his previous reputation as some sort of junkyard killing machine. At this point, he’s really a human-interest story, and the humans who watch UFC seem pretty darn interested, so what’s the harm in giving the guy some airtime? Nobody can argue he hasn’t earned his stripes after coming up through TUF. I’ll certainly enjoy watching the rest of his career, however it pans out.

    so a guy that doesnt really have any martial art skills,should be in the ufc,i thought ufc and their puppet have stated we have the best mma fighters,look how we are impressed that he learn how to put his hooks in and that he didnt come out flying because he didnt wana get counterd and clipped,that why he should be in small org trying to get better,then bring him back.
    its a slap in the face when a aspiring mm artist is working his off in the dojo or gym evryday and have the skills to be in there,we all said jake rosholt need to fight in small org work on his skills,he be back in the ufc,but why not with kimbo

    its not kimbo fault though

  • elsicilian says:

    ndizzle: so a guy that doesnt really have any martial art skills,should be in the ufc,i thought ufc and their puppet have stated we have the best mma fighters,look how we are impressed that he learn how to put his hooks in and that he didnt come out flying because he didnt wana get counterd and clipped,that why he should be in small org trying to get better,then bring him back.

    I think any guy who joins the TUF cast, works his butt off (despite losing to the eventual champ in his first round match), and wins his first UFC fight against a legitimate opponent definitely should be in the UFC. When that guy has enough fan-appeal to headline an event from day one, it’s really kind of a no-brainer.

    I understand there is lingering resentment toward Kimbo Slice for his over-hyped EliteXC image, but that’s ancient history, and at this point he’s as “deserving” of his place in the organization as anybody from TUF 10 not named “Roy Nelson.”

  • ndizzle says:

    elsicilian: I think any guy who joins the TUF cast, works his butt off (despite losing to the eventual champ in his first round match), and wins his first UFC fight against a legitimate opponent definitely should be in the UFC. When that guy has enough fan-appeal to headline an event from day one, it’s really kind of a no-brainer.I understand there is lingering resentment toward Kimbo Slice for his over-hyped EliteXC image, but that’s ancient history, and at this point he’s as “deserving” of his place in the organization as anybody from TUF 10 not named “Roy Nelson.”

    i dont know bout that,alexander did not do anything.buts its his overhyped elitexc image that gots him on here,by the way tuf does not select the best fighters,they base alot of it on personality

  • Dominance says:

    Man I bet Dana went up to Houston after and said ” Tsk tsk tsk, I gave you the (add a couple expletives) chance to proove yourself and grow your fanbase and you f**ked me. Thanks bud!

    I agree with sticking to a plan but cmon! To the point that it bores everyone?? I think I even saw Alexander yawn at himself at the 3 minute mark of round 1

  • elsicilian says:

    ndizzle: i dont know bout that,alexander did not do anything.buts its his overhyped elitexc image that gots him on here,by the way tuf does not select the best fighters,they base alot of it on personality

    You’re missing the point. Kimbo has done everything that’s been asked of him; he went through TUF (just like so many of today’s UFC fighters), and although he lost to the eventual champ on the show, he busted his hump and won his debut, and his UFC record now stands at 1-0. There is absolutely no objective rationale to justify cutting him, and his obscene popularity (among the fans and more recently, Dana White and the UFC brass) indicates that there is no subjective reason, either. So why on earth are people (like you) still suggesting that he somehow doesn’t “deserve” to be in the UFC? It’s really quite inexplicable …

  • ndizzle says:

    i get you but he alredy had gottena contract before the alexander fight.1-0 yes but his next fight should be with someone that will do something.

  • gueda says:

    kimbo slice is good for marketing…that’s all. that ‘s why dana white care about him, dana white does give a f… about people who is not good for market. you have the proof the way he doesn’t like big country nelson.about kimbo improvement…he look a lot improve on the ground with somebody who as no ground game what so ever in alexander houston and no cheen and who didn’t show for the fight. i’m suspect about that fight , alexander could jump on kimbo in the 3 round he add about 1 minute to pick him a part when he was trying to get back on his feet . i taught to myself shit dana is gone go help him get back on his feet..lolll. i had a draw or victory for houston how could a juge give 30-27 for kimbo, that make it more suspect to me.what do you want to do with a guy of 36 years old with no ground game and no prouven punch….. just a horrible show but who draw a lot of viewers.it’s bad for the ufc and more importan is bad for mma. who was dose comics how wanted to put kimbo with fédor. it’s insulte to people with a bit of inteligence. he would get killed.

  • Makington says:

    elsicilian:
    Or possibly folks disliked that your message was dripping with sarcasm, while paradoxically oblivious to the sarcasm of the previous message, to which you replied literally.
    Basically, there was a lot to dislike in that message, so you probably shouldn’t jump to such an illogical conclusion.

    The guy was kidding about hoping it was fixed? In his words, “I really hope the bout was fixed because neither of them displayed anywhere near the talent that should be showcased at the UFC events.” It sounds like he hoped the fight was fixed. But hey, what does my word count, I didn’t use as big words as you. I respect you so much that you can use those big words, albeit improperly. Paradoxically oblivious to sarcasm? I hope you realize that doesn’t make sense.

    My main point was obviously not that people should all go watch pro-wrestling. If you read it, which you must not have, it was clearly how it was ridiculous for people to think the fight was rigged just because Houston Alexander fought one of the worst gameplans to a tee. At this level, paying people behind the scenes to sway the fight is one of the most absurd things I’ve heard in a while.

  • Dufresne says:

    Makington: Paradoxically oblivious to sarcasm? I hope you realize that doesn’t make sense.

    Yes it does. If the poster you were referring to was using sarcasm and you didn’t realize it while you posted with immense amounts of sarcasm yourself, you would be “paradoxically oblivious to sarcasm.” I for one can’t tell if any of them were using sarcasm or not, it’s kinda hard to figure out who’s being sarcastic and who’s being sincere just by reading what someone types.

    But anyways, I agree entirely that fixing a fight would be suicide for almost any sport. Especially for a sport that has been struggling for mainstream acceptance, and legalization in some places, and is finally making headway.

  • elsicilian says:

    Makington: It sounds like he hoped the fight was fixed. But hey, what does my word count, I didn’t use as big words as you. I respect you so much that you can use those big words, albeit improperly. Paradoxically oblivious to sarcasm? I hope you realize that doesn’t make sense.

    Actually, you seemed to be drawing some fairly misguided conclusions from the results of our primitive rating system, and I was simply offering a couple of plausible alternatives for your consideration.

    Personally, I gave it a big old “thumbs-down” because your original message sounded kind of arrogant, and paradoxically impressed with its own “intelligence” (your most recent message got the same treatment for pretty much the same reason).

    All that nonsense aside, I agree that any suggestion of impropriety regarding the Kimbo/Alexander fight is completely absurd.

  • king mah mah says:

    That fight sucked. Kimbo was boring on the show, he was boring on you tube and guess what? Yep he’s still boring. I know i know, he slammed Houston. Big deal. That was the least entertaining fight last night. Period.

  • king mah mah says:

    Another thing. People are saying Houston was just dancing around. Well maybe true but atleast he threw some strikes (leg kicks), while Kimbo didn’t even attempt ANYTHING for like 4 minutes! Yeah that fight sucked!

  • Makington says:

    I think it’s kind of lame how internet ‘fights’ turn into who can use the longest words. I’m not going to get into the internet battle you’re looking for. I don’t think my opinion is the be all and end all, any of the vet posters that I’ve been talking with for a long while now can probably remember that I am a very respectful user (edub, moosebaby)

    The guy said he hopes the fight was pre-planned. The entire post seemed very serious to me. I honestly couldn’t see any sarcasm in it. If he was being sarcastic, then I suck big time, but it seemed like he wanted it to be a fixed fight with how boring it ended up being. There was no paradox there. He said he hopes the fight was fixed, and I said that would be the worst idea for Dana to do. Yup.

    The end.

  • Dufresne says:

    I was just pointing out that it was a grammatically correct sentence.

    king mah mah: Kimbo didn’t even attempt ANYTHING for like 4 minutes!

    Which makes it all the sadder that he was completely winded at the end of the fight. He was completely gassed out after fighting what was basically a slow 2 round fight.

    I’d say he has more to work on than his ground game.

  • ndizzle says:

    like i stated before i was impressed with kimbo not coming out flying and they way he was trying to set up his hooks,besides that there wasnt much.

    i was thinking you guys think houstan was circling the ring to get kimbo impatient and bait him to get hela aggressive and he would counter and hope to ko’ him

  • elsicilian says:

    Makington: I think it’s kind of lame how internet ‘fights’ turn into who can use the longest words. I’m not going to get into the internet battle you’re looking for. I don’t think my opinion is the be all and end all, any of the vet posters that I’ve been talking with for a long while now can probably remember that I am a very respectful user (edub, moosebaby)

    I don’t think we’re “fighting,” and you are the only one here who seems to be the least bit preoccupied with word-length (I am certainly not going to apologize for using precise language to say what I actually mean). The original poster (Pajamashark) made the following statement:

    Pajamashark: I really hope the bout was fixed because neither of them displayed anywhere near the talent that should be showcased at the UFC events.

    In the context of Pajamashark’s message, that clearly doesn’t reflect any serious desire to see fixed fights. That’s simply hyperbole (look it up), underscoring the sheer awfulness of the fight by comparing it unfavorably to an clearly unacceptable alternative. It’s like if your teenage son calls home at 3:00 AM and you say, “you better be in jail or in hospital, young man!” … you don’t really wish injury or incarceration on your child, you’re just emphasizing a point.

    Your response (in which you absolutely freak out on Pajamashark with an over-the-top sarcastic diatribe) got a lot of negative feedback, possibly because – while trying to sound like a smart-ass – you inadvertently sounded like a dumb-ass (therein lies the paradox, in case you were still wondering).

    Anyway, I’m not really looking to discuss this too much more either, but I will always stick up for anybody who’s being unfairly blasted. If it is you next time Makington, I’ll have your back, so don’t take it personally.

  • submit662266 says:

    I think we just watched HA’s last fight in the octagon. Any fighter should know that running away is instant death to a UFC career.

    Kimbo had some great moments in this fight, but I think he has a long way to go before being competitive in any division.

  • nate says:

    think for a moment..the ufc would never fix a fight period. but alexander may have considered his options and being over the hill as a fighter never having made millions..maybe he saw his oppurtunity to cash out? knowing how many people would bet cause of kimbo and the fact that the odds for a dec. had to be astronomical…im sorry but houston looked fucked up. he almost knocked out kimbo a few times and seemed to pull his punches..watch how he hit jardine…then watch him hit kimbo…the man didnt forget how to strike since jardine…why was he throwing that push punch bs..? im just playing devils advocate. but if that fight was fixed houston is the only one who knows..

  • elkymbo says:

    I gave the 5 oz poll shit for having the Kimbo by submission option so when he sort of got a rear naked choke on I almost choked myself.
    Tops effort Kimbo.

  • Dufresne says:

    elkymbo: I gave the 5 oz poll shit for having the Kimbo by submission option so when he sort of got a rear naked choke on I almost choked myself.
    Tops effort Kimbo.

    Lol, I remember reading you poking at Andrest for having that option, but man, when he almost got a guillotine (which he’s got a win with over another slugger that has no ground game) and then almost got a rear naked I almost died. If he had pulled that off there would have been maybe 2 people in the world that would have made a fortune off of that call.

  • GassedOut says:

    I was surprised at Alexander’s approach to the fight too. I didn’t actually wager money on the fight, but I was thiking that he would hand Ferguson his ass in less than a round.

    Wow, was I wrong. Refreshingly so, too. Round two, Ferguson OWNED Alexander. That suplex for a split second looked to have broken Alexander’s neck. I actually found myself breathing a sigh of relief after he moved. I was sure that had ended the fight…and I was wrong again!

    While I can’t say it didn’t bring back memories of Quarry/Starnes, I don’t think Alexander was actually running. I think it was his attempt at staying long range (kind of like Machida, kind of not) and doing some damage from the outside to avoid the blows. It really didn’t work for him. I kept wondering why he didn’t use the Thai Plum. He’s deadly with that. Dunno, but interestingly he’s supposed to also have developed a ground game. Didn’t see an ounce of it.

    When the hands flew they flew hard, both guys got rocked a little. I was unsurprised by the decision, though. It just looked…lackluster, despite the energy that Rogan and Goldie were trying to give it. It was a sloppy fight, but it’s about what I expected if it went further than a round.

    I think both guys are legit. And they both have a long way to go…

  • Guthookd says:

    It is too bad that Houston didn’t show up to have a fight.

    I thought Kimbo did well. Better than I’d expected.

    Who is the next fight you ask??? Kimbo Slice vs. Mirko CroCop. Kimbo Slice vs. James Irvin. Kimbo Slice vs. Kongo. All coule be good fights IMO.

  • Nick Havok says:

    I’m probably the only one…but I thought Houston should have won the decision.

    I agree though, in the sense of a ‘fight’…Kimbo won. He did more damage and was closer to finishing than Alexander was.

    BUT…

    We are scoring three individual rounds here, not on damage inflicted. This isn’t Japan.

    And in that sense, I though Houston squeeked out round 1 and easily won round 3…thus giving him the fight.

    But once again, it seems as if the judges completely wrote off the leg kicks as insignificant. I mean I’ll agree Houston’s leg kicks were not THAT devastating in round 1…but they were a lot more devastating than what Kimbo did…which was to stand in the center of the octogon and not do anything.

    So I am a little vexed on how Slice was awarded that round. So if someone wants to explain it to me…I am all all ears.

    And I think we are all in agreement that Houston won round 3. There shouldn’t be much of a debate there. Because at one point he dropped Kimbo with a leg kick and at another point sent Kimbo reeling backwards 20 feet off a punch.

    But what did Kimbo do though? How on God’s Green earth did he pull that decision out?

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