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#1 Jaime Quintanilla

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 06:31 PM

I've been catching it on Spike lately and I've really been digging it. No storylines whatsoever, just respect on the Octagon. Good stuff.

Whose else is watching it?

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 01:26 PM

Why isn't anyone into this? Check this out...



C'MON!!!

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 07:35 PM

Why isn't anyone into this? Check this out...



C'MON!!!


Its too violent, Nugget! :)

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 09:04 PM

The Elite XC Card is on Channel 2 right now (CBS). Pretty cool stuff :rock:

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Posted August 01, 2008 - 02:49 PM

i lub it alot nuggs... but in all fairness the sport is called MMA, and the ufc is just one of the promoters...

Edited by Kingsama, August 01, 2008 - 02:50 PM.


#6 Jaime Quintanilla

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Posted September 07, 2008 - 01:18 PM

Did anyone hear Liddell's wife screaming after Evans knocked out her husband last night? CLASSIC!!!

Here's the match at it's fullness...



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Posted September 08, 2008 - 05:29 PM

Liddell is done. He's been done since he lost the belt. I hope he realizes it now. He was always overrated IMO. He has almost no versatility, and just walks around with his right hand cocked back. No idea how he had the belt that long.

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 06:04 PM

Chuck is fine, he just learns things slowly that he cant be a counter puncher forever. Once he learns to set a pace and move forward and protect yourself he will do fine.

hes used to having subpar fighters and now the ones are learnings and adapting to that old style.

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 10:27 PM

Hah Chuck isn't fine. He's nearly 40, and it appears that he's getting worse. Still learning slow when he's already passed his prime? There's no way he gets even close to getting another title shot.

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 09:25 PM

Chuck was fed a bunch of non-striking grapplers during his reign as LHW champion. Finally a new breed that can wrestle as well as strike has entered the UFC, and has exposed him. The sport is evolving, Chuck's past his prime.

Chuck will still be a big draw even as a gate keeper though, so financially he'll be fine.
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Posted October 04, 2008 - 06:38 PM

I dont knw the difference between this Elite whatever it is or what not but im watching it now on CBS and its just somethin I cant get into at all. I wanted to see Slice because of all the hype but it hasnt been on yet.

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Posted October 04, 2008 - 07:16 PM

I can not believe what I just saw. Wow, ten seconds MAYBE!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted October 04, 2008 - 09:36 PM

14 second knockout

slice lost

#14 Jaime Quintanilla

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Posted October 04, 2008 - 10:40 PM

WOW! Thank God I didn't get spoiled. I jumped off from my couch when he got knocked out. UNBELIEVABLE!

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Posted October 05, 2008 - 07:02 PM

The dude just got exposed. EliteXC is done now that their biggest name just got beat by some nobody.

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Posted October 06, 2008 - 10:24 AM

i lub it alot nuggs... but in all fairness the sport is called MMA, and the ufc is just one of the promoters...

Agreed. Por favor Nugget.

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Column: Kimbo Slice is exposed as a farce

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SUNRISE, Fla. – The legend of Kimbo Slice was built by beating bums in boat yards and back alleys not far from here. It came crashing down Saturday courtesy of a quick punch from a pink-haired journeyman giving up two inches in height, four in reach and 30 pounds in muscle and might.

One simple shot sent Slice to the canvas and from there some guy named Seth Petruzelli needed just 12 punches and 14 seconds to put an end (we hope) to one of the great sporting charades of all time.

It was just a matter of time before Kimbo got exposed. He was little more than a character out of central casting, a bunch of addictive YouTube videos and a lot of insane hype by CBS, which made him a headliner before he made himself a fighter.

He was the Kimbo the Cash Machine, everyone lining up to exploit the lie that this was the baddest man on earth as long as he could walk through hand-picked tomato cans.

Only this time his match with 44-year-old Ken Shamrock, who hadn’t won a fight in over four years, fell apart when Shamrock cut his eye in a light training session Saturday and was deemed unfit to fight by state officials.

In the scramble to find a suitable replacement that Slice couldn’t possibly lose to, EliteXC considered Shamrock’s brother, Frank, who was there to be CBS’s color commentator, hadn’t fought lately due to a broken arm and would have given up around 45 pounds. Despite all this, Frank likely would have submitted Kimbo in the first round.

When that matchup couldn’t happen (EliteXC said state officials wouldn’t clear him, Frank said they did but CBS blocked it), EliteXC promoters turned to Petruzelli. The Fort Myers, Fla., native had been dumped by the big-league UFC, was just 2-2 since 2004, had recently taken a year off to start a business, weighed just 205 (to Kimbo’s 235) and was so lightly regarded he was competing in the non-televised undercard.

Despite the oft-repeated propaganda that Slice was a man of “courage” for taking a fight with this smaller guy who was likely to stand and trade punches anyway, EliteXC paid Kimbo a cash bonus just to get him to step into the cage.

“We made it up to him,” said Jeremy Lappen, EliteXC’s head of fight operations. He wouldn’t disclose the amount.

For the myth of Slice, the matchup may not be a 44-year-old on a losing streak or someone from the broadcast booth, but really, what was the worst thing that could happen?

“It didn’t feel too flush,” Petruzelli said of the first punch that apparently didn’t even need to land squarely to fell Kimbo.

Make no mistake – or listen to the EliteXC spin – this was a disaster for Slice and the company. “This is MMA, all the best have lost,” said Lappen. True, but Kimbo wasn’t defeated by a crafty Brazilian jiu-jitsu master. He wasn’t caught in a submission by an experienced wrestler. He didn’t lose a decision after a three-round brawl.

Those would be understandable considering his novice status.

Kimbo was KTFO by a guy he absolutely towered over yet was willing to bang with him anyway. Not that Kimbo did any banging. Slice charged him (“He was like a truck,” Petruzelli said) but he never actually landed a punch.

In the end, Kimbo’s hand speed, defense and chin proved incapable against even an average mixed martial artist. Which was pretty much what every hardcore fan had predicted.

Not that CBS didn’t keep up with the Slice willing to fight, “anyone, anywhere, at anytime.” This was a 100 percent true statement if “anyone, anywhere, at anytime” means “no one any good, anywhere, ever.”

Slice seemed stunned and a bit saddened at the turn of events. After it was over, he initially began wrestling the referee. Whether that was a protest for the decision or because he was dazed isn’t certain. Then he walked around the cage complaining to fans about the stoppage.

Later he walked out on his CBS interview (“Kimbo?” asked a stunned Gus Johnson), although not before inviting America to an after party at a local nightclub. Then he showed up 45 minutes late for the main press conference, where he gave a quick statement and bailed.

“I got my first black eye,” he laughed. He later turned to Petruzelli and joked, “You knocked me out in front of my family; that’s (expletive) up.”

Through it all Slice remained the only likable character of this foolish farce. He wasn’t the one claiming he was the best in the world. He was just a working-class dude who figured out how to beat the system and cash in on his 15 minutes of fleeting fame.

He’s got kids to feed and bills to pay and right to the end, he was milking bonuses out of the promotion, a one-time homeless man holding the Tiffany Network’s prime-time programming hostage. Only in America.

He was the grand actor in the middle of a three-ring circus, a tall tale that would eventually come tumbling down under the bright glare of reality.

Where Slice goes from here is anyone’s guess. He can’t rebuild his reputation without stepping up in competition from the guy who just beat him in seconds. He can’t headline a card and have anyone believe he’s legit. He can’t claim he, “just got caught” when it wasn’t some wild, roundhouse right or sneaky arm-bar that did him in.

The truth was always coming for Kimbo. Saturday it arrived sooner rather than later, the money train grinding to a halt courtesy of a smaller, less heralded fighter that no one can claim is some elite champion.

No, this was it. It’ll never be the same, not for the fighter and not, perhaps, for his entire promotion that just lost its signature star on top of the $58 million it’s burned the past two years.

Afterward, EliteXC execs tried to paint a bright future but admitted they needed a drink. Lower-level employees used gallows humor about finding new jobs.

Kimbo just said he was going home to see his kids.

In 14 seconds flat, the whole mirage was gone.



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Posted November 13, 2008 - 08:33 PM

U do guys have? Couture or Lesnar. I have Lesnar on this fight.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 12:10 PM

I'm going to have to go with Couture. I've doubted him in the past, and time after time he's proven me dead wrong. "He's too old." "He'll get destroyed if he moves up to heavyweight." "Last fight was a fluke. There's no way he'll win." All things I've said of him in past fights.

Edited by daco_inc, November 14, 2008 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted December 14, 2008 - 03:15 PM

Well, Couture lost. Old man should have never came back. I think it sort of tarnished his legacy a bit, just like how Jordan came back.

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Posted December 14, 2008 - 09:24 PM

Well, Couture lost. Old man should have never came back. I think it sort of tarnished his legacy a bit, just like how Jordan came back.

Couture was ballin' before he left. And it's not like he retired, he just left because of some grudge. I still don't think he's done, but probably won't be champ again, at least at the heavyweight with lesnar there. Lesnar was just too big for him to handle.




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