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Jared Shaw Unwittingly Hits the Nail on the Head


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It’s hard to even get up the energy to mock Jared Shaw anymore.  He’s just so damn irrelevant.  But in talking about the role Kimbo Slice’s loss to Seth Petruzelli played in EliteXC’s collapse, he summed up the company’s fundamental failures without even realizing it:

"I stick up for him a lot because we put so much weight on his shoulders because we had to, we needed a face. No, we didn’t expect him to be the world champion. We knew if he fought the kind of fighters that were at that level that his chances of winning were probably slimmer," said Shaw. "But you’ve got to throw somebody up there as the best in the world, because you’ve got to put a face on the company. And that’s not to say he can’t become one of the best fighters in the world, cause he’s an athlete, he has talent, but that was the situation we were up against."


To recap:

1) EliteXC did not actually believe that Kimbo was the best fighter in the world.
2) They went ahead and tried to sell fans on the idea that he was the best fighter in the world because, hey, somebody has to be.
3) They didn’t explicitly know that Kimbo couldn’t one day become one of the best fighters in the world, so it wasn’t that egregious of a lie.
4) They felt it was unfair that they and Kimbo were in the situation they had both knowingly put themselves in.

You starting to remember why EliteXC didn’t stick around that long?

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Airipsus- April 30, 2009 at 9:56 am
I'm actually not so much a Kimbo h8r.cuz i used to like watching his street fights. just kinda a Kimbo skeptic. He's a cool personality though. no one man should have to shoulder a company like that.it was insane all the crap cbs was asking him to do to promote the events.I'd still like to see Kimbo fight somewhere though. maybe he could go to zombie pride. seriously I think that would be a good fit for him. then maybe later on strikeforce.whatev though so Kimbo's acting in porn now huh.
Clyde- April 30, 2009 at 5:24 am
Oh shut the fuck up Hal. We don't care if someone's impersonating you. It's not like you have a good reputation to uphold.
Kimbo Rules- April 30, 2009 at 5:12 am
First he entertained us with his backyard fights, then he kept us waiting-talking-reading-posting for a real fight in mma; when it kinda happened (and he got queer punched to sleep) we all were at for days...
Now the guy is providing a very valuable service to the community by protecting the pornstars we all like to watch...
Come on now... don't be so ungrateful and give the man some credit (and yes I know we were supposed to be talking about Jared Shaw, but it's just very interesting how Kimbo still steals the thunder)
CAPS LOCK HAL,- April 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm
THE POST AT 18:44 WAS NOT MINE, SOME HAL WANABY TRIED TO FRAME ME BUT HE FUCKING FAILED STUPID FUCK, LEARN FROM THE MUSTER MOTHERFUCKER, I OWN THIS FUCKING WEBSITE AND I AM BETTER THAN ALL OF YOU FUCKING SKINNY BITCHES.
CAPS LOCK HAL,- April 29, 2009 at 11:16 pm
FUCK YOU MOTHERFUCKERS, YOU DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT MMA. KIMBO IS THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKING FIGHER IN THE WORLD AND HE WILL BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF FEDOR BECAUSE HE KNOWS BOXING AND HAS AWSOME STAND UP, HE WILL KNOCK FEDOR OUT FAST, FASTER THAN YOU FUCKERS REALISE YOU FUCKING FAILED IN LIFE, YOU FUCKING BITCHES. THE FUCKING BULLSHIT FIGHT WITH PETREZELLY WAS A SET UP WHERE KIMBO WAS HIT WITH ILIGAL BLOWS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND IT COST HIM THE FIGHT. IF THAT BITCH PETREZELLY FOUGHT FAIR, KIMBO WOULD BE THE CHAMP BY NOW. NONE OF YOU FUCKING LOSERS KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IT MEANS TO BE A MOTHERFUCKING FIGHTER SO SHUT THE FUCK UP WITH YOUR STUPID COMENTS. IF YOU THINK KIMBO SUCKS, YOU ARE A FUCKING MMA NOOB AND SHOULD FUCK OFF TO WHATEVER SHITHOLE YOU CAME FROM DIRTY FAGGET. KIMBO IS THE BEST OF THE FUCKING BEST, FUCK YOU STUPIF NERDS.
Your Dumb!!!- April 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm
Jared Shaw's next shot at money will be as a public speaker sharing with the world the Kimbo Slice Business Plan. If enough people attend, they may be able to turn around this economy because they would have learned exactly what never to do with an investor's money. Sadly, Jared Shaw would forever be remembered for his great contributions that helped the turn the world around.
DEx- April 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm
Everyone seen this shit coming. We were all on pins and needles when James Thompson was on top of Kimbo pounding him. The ref probably should have stopped that fight, we all knew it. We knew in a matter of minutes the legend that was Kimbo was about to come crashing down, and bring Elite XC with it.

Well, we got 1 more fight out of Kimbo and a much harder fall for Elite XC. It was a fun train wreck to watch.

dugmouth- April 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm
I love articles that prove i'm not as stupid as owners of multimillion dollar organizations. (me riding high until i realize i can't spell)
Jay Smith- April 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm
I'm going to fuckin murder the "tall mingle dot com" fucker if I ever catch em!
I believe Kimbo could at least be a gate keeper somewhere with a little more training........ok, a lot more training.
Did I mention I'm killing the "tall mingle dot com" fags?
CAPS LOCK HAL, - April 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm
I THINK THAT THE HATE COMES FROM KIMBO GETTING HIS NAME BUILT UP SO BIG, AND NOT BEING ABLE TO BACK UP ALL THE HYPE. HE MAY BE A REALLY GOOD GUY BUT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT WAS SO DISAPOINTED WHEN HIS WEAKNESS WAS EXPOSDED BY (NEXT TO NOBODY) SETH PETREZELLI. I MEAN AFTER THAT KIMBO DID BASICALLY FALL OF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND NOBODY SEE'S ANYTHING OF HIM, AND IF SO THEN IT IS VERY LITTLE. I THINK THAT HE HAS ALOT OF IMPROVING TO DO. HE IS BACK AT THE BEGINING AFTER HIS LOSS TO SETH, AND THERE ARE HARDLY ANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN HIM RIGHT NOW. THATS JUST MY OPINION ABOUT IT.
Lysol- April 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm
miami native Says:
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 17:22
i liked kimbo. he was humble and was chasin' that lettuce. he fought competition at his level and from everything i read/heard he took his training seriously, i dont get the hate
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Are you sarcastic, retarded, or both?

His whole career was based on chasin' that lettuce.
He only fought guys he knew he could beat.
He took his training so half heartedly that Brett Rogers called him out on it publicly and then challenged his unmotivated ass to fight (which naturally, Kimbo wasn't allowed to/wouldn't fight him)
Even Bas quit training him before he got put in his place by Petruzelli because Bas commented on his total lack of a work ethic.
Aaron- April 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm
first
miami native- April 29, 2009 at 5:22 pm
i liked kimbo. he was humble and was chasin' that lettuce. he fought competition at his level and from everything i read/heard he took his training seriously, i dont get the hate
Anonymous- April 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm
"And that's not to say he can't become one of the best fighters in the world, cause he's an athlete, he has talent..."

By that logic, Petruzelli is one of the best in the world.
Flesh Prince- April 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm
The only way that this guy could fail harder than he did with EliteXC would be to start touring business colleges across the country conducting "How-To" seminars.
Yoko Brown- April 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Is he the guy who's hooking up with hot models on ___Tallmingle.Co m___ ? actually there're lots sexy people there, Online chat, blogs, forums, flirtation and messages! Start an May-December romance just a click away! Whether for heat or passion, you are gonna be surprised what you might be end with!!LOL :-)
Dubbayoooo- April 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Not a pointless post - $kala admitted some real shit there.
CJ>CP- April 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm
poor Kimbo i wonder what he's going to do...... i got 10 bucks that will see him on TMZ with a nice stupid mug shot!
Adebisi- April 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm
Kimbo Slice vs. Don Frye make it happen.
breeze- April 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm
cp sucks just put the full post on the main page, fuck. bloody elbow style. stop hunting for page views.
Obama- April 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm
laughing at your own jokes does not make them funny...

especially considering Mac Danzig is a vegan , And we all know
vegans cant poop anything remotely close to kimbo slice
Mac Danzig- April 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm
i just took a shit and named it kimbo slice.
it put up more of a fight than he did against seth. LOL!!!
Obama- April 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm
This is the Most Pointless Post in CP History
Anonymous- April 29, 2009 at 3:27 pm
Glad Kimbo is back to guarding porn stars.
WUWU- April 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm
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