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Hilarious Rumor of the Day: Kimbo vs. Badr Hari @ K-1?


(Kevin had made many trips to the pawn shop in his life, but this one was by far the saddest.)

According to Japanese tabloid Tokyo Sports, Kimbo Slice has joined up with K-1, and will appear at this Saturday’s K-1 show in Yokohama to introduce himself to fans; his debut match for the kickboxing organization will be in March, against K-1 heavyweight champion Badr "The Golden Boy" Hari. (You can see some of Hari’s work here and here.)

Look, I’ve never been a Kimbo-hater — the dude has unquestionably strong hands and may still develop into an impressive fighter — but if he could get knocked out by an off-balance jab from Seth Petruzelli, he may literally die in the ring against Hari, who is arguably the most devastating striker in the world right now. If I were Icey Mike, I’d be tempted by the surely-substantial payday, but the kind of loss that Kimbo could take against Hari might permanently relegate him to human-punching-bag status in the fight world. It’s choosing the short money over the long money, basically, and it’s a bad, bad idea. (Not to say that I wouldn’t watch the carnage if this freak-match actually came together, but still…)

In far more legitimate K-1 news, it has been announced that DREAM middleweight GP champ Gegard Mousasi will face four-time K-1 Japan tournament champion and two-time World GP finalist Musashi in a K-1 rules match at Fields Dynamite!! 2008 on New Year’s Eve. The NYE event, which goes down at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, will be headlined by MMA fights between Joachim Hansen and Gesias Calvancante, and Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura.

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Anonymous- March 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm
badr doesn't have much of a chin man da is some shit badr da Moroccan dude he will knock da fuck out of kimbo's ass what r u tawking about. as we all see now this rummer has been going for a long time and kimbo didn't take da fight yet hahahah da means he so damn scared to take i feel sorry for kimbo
Nick- December 12, 2008 at 4:05 am
I was also waiting when kimbo would make his come back and who he would fight next. I think Badr Hari as his first opponent in K1 is not a very whise decession.
It's better to build yourself up like any other fighter. If it's true that he will fight Badr Hari, he better trains hard because Hari is one of the best in K1 right now
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Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 2:01 pm
I want to see this.Hope it happens.I'd rather watch this than GSP/Penn 2 any day of the week.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 12:31 pm
It's a fight that will sell you never know when your career ends, so you take what u get.
RyanHobbs- December 1, 2008 at 11:33 pm
Woah. Kimbo has some huge knuckles. No wonder those bare knuckle fights destroyed big D's eye.
Babalu- December 1, 2008 at 9:19 pm
Kimbo needs to start off his fights by entering the cage with a Giant Baguette bread over his shoulder a la Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Only then will he earn the respect he seeks.
Jared the wiener- December 1, 2008 at 8:51 pm
"GCTFO" - that's brilliant.

Seriously though, this fight would be ludicrous. Hari via 1st round TKO (soul-crushing leg kicks).
JTho- December 1, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Could that be anymore of a non sequitur? Seriously, what the fuck are you talking about?
charles- December 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm
Kimbo goes down...... and will get paid 6 figures to do it!

Tank Abbot II
Anonymous- December 1, 2008 at 5:41 pm
I would love to watch this.Everyone these days is hanging on Badr Hari's nuts,but someone earlier said it right he has a suspect chin as well and Kimbo does have punching power.I know Hari would be a huge favorite but I would love to see him get KO.What really is funny are all the people being so dramatic saying "Kimbo could die in the ring".These are probably the same people who were saying that about Sakuraba when he fought Manhoef.Guess what Saku didn't die in the ring he lost and Kimbo probably will to,but I'd like to see him fight again somewhere,and Japan would be perfect.
jcast- December 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm
Kimbo my hero!!!!!!!!!
I JUST WANT TO DANCE KIMBO!!!
cr_trinity- December 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm
Kimbo Slice proves how easy it is to climb to the top of the mountain on a path paved by the naive hopes and pathetic emotional attachments of those foolish scum who fail to see the reality behind the Cult of Personality.

I'd like to know what some of you have actually seen in Kimbo "fights". Especially in MMA. If he wasn't exposed with Thompson enough, he was thoroughly exposed with Petruzelli. And yet, he still has fans talking about his so called potential?

People with intellect and the ability to perceive reality must be aware of the absolute undilutable stupidity that is not only rife in Western Society, but an accepted cultural normality. And watch out that some cop doesn't slam your ass when you help some fat bitch in some commotion you had nothing to do with previously, while drunken buffoons cheer this sort of injustice on like the Neo Babylonian shit that they so truly epitomise in every way, shape and form. And are proud of it too.
wtf- December 1, 2008 at 3:36 pm
i don't follow k1 much, but when i saw the title to this article.. blew my fuckin mind

is this fight really going to hpapen? like.. kimbo needs to accomplish something notable first before he fights this kid
Joe T- December 1, 2008 at 11:20 am
Kimbo might be back......hmmmm....zzzzzzzz....

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Anonymous- December 1, 2008 at 11:08 am
Troll?
K Ferg- December 1, 2008 at 10:52 am
Alright maybe I should have watched the videos before I made my comments. Now that I have I am more sure than ever that Slice will destroy this dude. Kimbo is badder then any of you know if it wasn't for his mismanagement by EXC he could very likely be the UFC HW champ, I know he would have wooped Randy's old ass. I've said it before and I'll say it again Kimbo is the best HW striker fighting anywhere in the world right now. Seth got lucky, and I'm sure he was just following orders in that Thompson debacle. I hope this fight happens and shuts all you haters up for good.
Lorne- December 1, 2008 at 10:26 am
Big respect for Geghard Mousasi.
The guy is a DREAM champion and he's gonna go fight K-1 rules and then ADCC.
Same for his stablemate Fedor who fought in Sambo last month and will be fighting ADCC after Affliction.

That's what REAL fighters do, they fight.

Nog used to be a fighter too. Now's he a reality TV bimbo.
He's no different than Vanilla Ice.


War Geghard.
Jeffro- December 1, 2008 at 10:25 am
No way Kimbo takes this fight. If he does, he will be demolished, and spend the rest of his life drooling and stuttering.
Massiveamounts- December 1, 2008 at 10:16 am
"the dude has unquestionably strong hands" I've got to disagree with you for the first time on this, he hit James "a strong breeze makes me feel faint" Thompson how many times and couldnt put him away....I mean laying out Tank and Cantrall doesn't justify saying he has strong hands. Heres Cantrall's previous three fights before getting in the cage with Slice. L, Imes, 55 seconds in the first....L Huckaba 26 secs in the first, L Huchaba 5 secs in the first.

I don't even think Kimbo is that great a striker or has that much power, sure he looks as though he would but he's not convinced me. I've seen Thompson be layed out by almost everyone that's semi capable thats he fought, Slice had nearly three rounds of power shots against him and didn't finish him.

I think the only way to make the Hari fight fair is to allow Kimbo to wear 4oz gloves be able to take Hari down and the right to go for subs....while Hari has to stick by strickly K-1 rules. I still think Hari KO's Slice in the first. I'm telling you Slice is weak and without skill. You'll see. Peace bro.
Billy Bad Ass- December 1, 2008 at 9:42 am
Oh and the photo comment too was priceless. If this does go down, I will gladly write the obituary.
Billy Bad Ass- December 1, 2008 at 9:40 am
"Jay Smith Says:
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 09:00
I'm a Kimbo fan, and was looking forward to his comeback and almost obvious potential success, but I agree that this may not be what I envisioned for his first fight after getting GCTFO (gently caressed the fuck out)."

I spit water all over my monitor. This needs to be in the running for comment of the week.

MMA Wannabe- December 1, 2008 at 9:30 am
I'm neither a Kimbo Fan, nor a Kimbo Hater. However, it irritates me to no end hearing people say that he is the "best hw striker". Let him fight CroCop, a man who I've said plenty of times, needs to drop to 205 or he'll fade away as being a great fighter. CroCop would destroy him in K-1 rules, Pride rules, UFC rules, boxing rules, or no rules.

Kimbo has a long way to go before he can be considered anything but mediocre.
Anon- December 1, 2008 at 9:27 am
He may have a shot , Badr doesn't have much of a chin.
K Ferg- December 1, 2008 at 9:10 am
You are all Big Ferg Haters! This is the best thing for him. K1 is where he belongs he is one of the best HW strikers in the game today and will shock the world if he takes this fight. Big Ferg by KO R1. Just watch he is going to be a refocused bad ass in there.
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