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Scottyrock

Tom,

I have watched very little mma - some UFC on Spike but not a PPV. I watched the mma on CBS and (just to stir the pot) could not help thinking about boxers vs. these guys. The Lawler title defense was probably the best and all I could think that neither one of those guys could lay hand on a guy like Mayweather. It seems their punching only does two things - 1 - brawlers like Kimbo who can only knock people out or 2 - a means for a guy to get close and take the bout to the mat. Either way it's too close to street fighting, at least the crap CBS brought out. But I don't think I'd ever get into as more than just a spectacle. For me, boxing is still the much more artistic sport.

Clint

CBS went for ratings and it worked. They will phase in skilled fighters which will lead to more BJJ, wrestling, Judo, etc... The card they had was stacked for knockouts, they expected to draw new fans with knockouts. A truly skilled MMA fighter would own Mayweather. Top MMA against Top Boxer and the boxer only has a "puncher's chance", the MMA fighter has many ways of winning. If anyone wants to catch up on some MMA action, check out HDNet, they have big shows, small shows, and a weekly InsideMMA show that is very good. In fact, I would put a healthy (bad knees) Bas Rutten against any boxer out there today regardless of size.

Natalia

It's natural for pelpoe who don't understand the game of MMA to compare Kimbo to Fedor. Actually, it's a very easy thing to do.For pelpoe who are uneducated, they often hear the name Kimbo Slice. They might have seen his Youtube fights, and believed all the hype surrounding him.As for Fedor, he fought in Pride and Rings back in Japan. Back then, unless you were a ******** fan of MMA, you wouldn't take the time to watch those shows. Now, Fedor has hit America, and has appeared in Strikeforce and Affliction. So, now more pelpoe have seen Fedor fight, but a large chunk of America hasn't.People will compare Kimbo who was on CBS's Strikeforce and The Ultimate Fighter to Fedor, an unknown to the common fans.Those pelpoe haven't seen Fedor take one of the most brutal suplexes, to only kimura Randleman less than a minute later. Those pelpoe haven't seen Fedor stay in the guard and avoid the submissions of one of the best Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu black belts in Nogueira for THIRTY MINUTES.They also didn't see Fedor handing a beatdown to Crocop in the RING, not the CAGE. Fedor was using his boxing well, and putting the stamp on Crocop, an outstanding K1 Muay Thai kickboxer with superb takedown defense. If you never saw those fights, then it would be easy to ask how would Kimbo do against Fedor. For those who know Fedor, you would simply laugh when someone would ask something so obvious.

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