Le Banner is my boy!
He was rumoured to be fighting Melvin Manhoef in the K-1 GP this year, it would have been JLB's fight, he is bigger, more powerful, tougher, more technically gifted etc, but MM is explosive and could have caught Le Banner, however, it turned out to be mere rumour mill stuff, he is actually fighting Park Yong Soo, still a great match up, but a much safer match for JLB on his come back. There is still a chance that Le Banner will meet Melvin later in the tournament, so that Melvin can have the honor of being destroyed by the man who was for a time, the greatest striker in the world.
Unfortunately it will be difficult for JLB to win the tournament this year, Schilt is in it. Schilt is spoiling K-1 a bit atm, he is huge and lacks finesse. He is to K-1 what Tim Sylvia was to UFC. He is champ, but only because he is big and strong, if Schilt was 6'3" and 240lbs with those kind of skills he would get mauled by everyone. Unfortunately his freakish physique allows him to get by with his average skills (average by K-1 elite standard).
And as for the movies Jerome is in, they will probably be crap, I've heard Scorpion was pants...and totally unrealistic. Are we supposed to believe this skinny little dude like Clovis Cornillac character somehow manages to defeat JLB in this film? I can only imagine how that was on set.
"Hi, Im Clovis, I'm a movie star, we're gonna have a choreographed fight where I win"
"I am Jerome Le Banner, I am one of the worlds best strikers, this film is a farce!"
At least Jerome is making money, he couldnt really fight while making those movies anyway, he took time out to get all his injuries healed up.
If anyone doesn't know who Jerome is, or knows of him but has not seen him fight, I urge you to go to Daily motion
and watch some of his fights. He is an absolute monster, he is, quite simply my favourite fighter and a complete hero and idol to me!