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I don't recommend anyone reading this, I just feel like complaining.

So, Kimbo doesn't defend himself for 2 minutes straight, but the fight goes on. Then the minute the ref got a chance to stop the fight against JT, BAM. I don't even think favoritism is the word for this.

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Post #1   5/31/08 11:44:49PM   

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Honestly, they both gassed by the middle of the second, but the whole fight it looked like JT's punches were dead fish. Who knows if THAT was planned. The whole show EliteXC put on makes it more like WWE than a real event, which is really bad for MMA.

Post #2   5/31/08 11:47:26PM   

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That just proved that Kimbo has a long, long, long, long, way to go. The stoppage was bad.

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seriously WERE WAS THE REF TODAY!!!

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Posted by zephead

That just proved that Kimbo has a long, long, long, long, way to go. The stoppage was bad.



I agree, if anything came out of this fight, it is that Kimbo is a far cry from what many thought (including me.)

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That stoppage was disappointing. JT had been hurt like that earlier in the fight and ended up taking Kimbo down right after and controlling the round until the bell.

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Posted by imanidiot777

Honestly, they both gassed by the middle of the second, but the whole fight it looked like JT's punches were dead fish. Who knows if THAT was planned. The whole show EliteXC put on makes it more like WWE than a real event, which is really bad for MMA.



thats why i generally dont watch much outside of UFC, PRIDE, and WEC

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i for one wont watch another EXC event again. disappointment in their two main events from the officials. No fault of the fighters themselves, i loved the fights while they were fighting but then the BS officials step in and ruin the entire night!

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Posted by skinnator

seriously WERE WAS THE REF TODAY!!!



he called out sick....thats why he didnt see what was happening in the cage.....

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Agree. You cant justify a stoppage when in the earlier round JT took the same huge hits and wound up on top of Kimbo and for a full minute landing punches that Kimbo could not defend. Another question i had is when JT had side control on Kimbo yet was stood up. Side control is a fairly dominant position. Would the ref had stood them up if JT had mount, yet wasnt working aas well as the Ref thought he should.

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EXC needs to run some Fight Night style cards on CBS and leave the big cards on Showtime. And no more WWE style entrances. Just a thought.

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Posted by xxMALICExx

EXC needs to run some Fight Night style cards on CBS and leave the big cards on Showtime. And no more WWE style entrances. Just a thought.



The entrance were so ridiculous, it made me laugh, and the announcers voice has to go, Bruce Buffer all the way.

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i dont think it was the ref, dan is usually a good ref in the UFC it seemed EliteXC were cautious tonight, stopping fights when they didnt have to, the Carano fight, the Lawler fight, and the Kimbo fight, too bad for them only 1 of those fight ended in cheers and not boo's, overall not a good showing but hopefully primetime mma dosnt die

i wasnt a fan of James before this fight always seeing him as a reckless fighter with a weak chin but either way James' performance tonight has made a fan out of me, if he would have won that would have restarted his career for sure, i think this is why he never hit the canvas, also it showed Kimbo is still an infant in mma and better hope for another standup fight like Tank

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Posted by 89vision

i dont think it was the ref, dan is usually a good ref in the UFC it seemed EliteXC were cautious tonight, stopping fights when they didnt have to, the Carano fight, the Lawler fight, and the Kimbo fight, too bad for them only 1 of those fight ended in cheers and not boo's, overall not a good showing but hopefully primetime mma dosnt die

i wasnt a fan of James before this fight always seeing him as a reckless fighter with a weak chin but either way James' performance tonight has made a fan out of me, if he would have won that would have restarted his career for sure, i think this is why he never hit the canvas, also it showed Kimbo is still an infant in mma and better hope for another standup fight like Tank



Yeah, if Kimbo fights anyone that can last longer than 2 rounds he will gas out, and if he fights a BJJ guy he's done, I'm starting to think he's not even that good on his feet.

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Posted by Copenhagen

I don't recommend anyone reading this, I just feel like complaining.

So, Kimbo doesn't defend himself for 2 minutes straight, but the fight goes on. Then the minute the ref got a chance to stop the fight against JT, BAM. I don't even think favoritism is the word for this.



agree 100% w/ TS, kimbo wouldve won

ref just added controversy to a fight thatif extended another 30 seconds might not have had any

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