Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kimbo Slice is bad for MMA

No doubt Kimbo Slice has made the move to fighting successfully, but a serious consequence of his move has been a growth in underground fighting videos and unlicensed fighting. This is the kind of "human cockfighting" that US law makers sought to ban when they killed the UFC's right to be on PPV and prevented legislation to legalize MMA. In no way will these fighters be recognized as potential professionals or even legitimate fighters. At best, they are outcast sideshows who are being taken advantage of because they are in desperate financial situations. Perhaps it is time for Kimbo to fight a guy with talent, such as Bret Rogers, in the hope that he might be beaten so that these underground brawls will lose their black market value.

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