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Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson ‘TUF 10′ Hype Roundup


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In about 12 hours (give or take, depending on where you are in the country), Kimbo Slice and Roy Nelson will go toe-to-toe in the most highly anticipated exhibition bout in Ultimate Fighter history. Will the former street brawler prove himself to be "a real fighter," or will big-bellied Roy Nelson stick to the script and chew out a win? (Or both, maybe?) I’m sure you’re all sitting on your hands in unbearable anticipation, but feel free to read this stuff to pass the time until the moment of truth:

Kimbo Slice may be fighting at UFC 107, not the TUF 10 finale: A possible slip-up during a media conference call suggests that Slice will make his post-TUF debut on the December pay-per-view card in Memphis. Implication: Kimbo loses at some point during the season, but doesn’t embarrass himself, and his television popularity is enough to warrant an appearance on a big show.


Rashad Evans thinks Roy Nelson has all the tools a heavyweight needs, except for killer instinct. Meanwhile, Evans believes Kimbo has tremendous potential as long as he’s with the right trainers, but lacks the explosive power in his legs to go along with his impressive upper-body. Implication: Roy wins tonight by decision.

Kimbo has no regrets about his TUF experience: “If I have to lose a fight, I’d rather lose to a guy like that, someone with a big name like that. It just makes sense to have two big names go at it. One’s got to win, and one’s got to lose, and that’s just the nature of the beast…I was impressed with my performance. I was impressed with everything—I’m not crying about nothing.” Implication: Another vote for "Roy wins tonight."

Black Israelites believe that whitey will lose the upcoming race riots, regardless of gogoplatas and redneck’ed chokes. Kimbo will beat up all those overweight ex-football players. Implication: Kimbo wins, by the power of Afro Jesus.

Slice credits his mother for inspiring him to stay out of a life of crime and turn his efforts towards something more positive. Implication: Kimbo is a bitch-ass momma’s boy. (Kidding, Ferg!)

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Bovice- September 30, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Roy Nelson wins by submission via his belly smothering Kimbo's face whilst Kimbo's pube-beard is being rubbed down into his throat
GSP for Prime Minister- September 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm
Nomad's princess bride reference = EPIC!!!!!!!!!
bobzemuda- September 30, 2009 at 10:40 am
DeepHalf Says: I'm calling it right now, Big Country by flying arm bar like in the TapOut commercial

Do you think Big Country can get that kind of air?
Old_Bald_and_Irish- September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
Awesome, Nomad. I still love that flick.

Go buy yerself a beer...'cause I'm too cheap to buy you one.
Bloodlust- September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am
Wow Dana White and co are really getting all the blood from the turnip that is Kimbo Slice. The hype on him is really built back up to a point I didnt think it could. I still think the guy is pretty much garbage when it comes to competing with the top mma fighters in the world. No ground game, shoddy take down defense, and questionable chin until proven otherwise. Also, I don't know how this became such a big country lovefest either? I mean, who has he beaten in mma? Brad Imes? IFL champ...whoopdeedamdoo. Their hw division was abysmal. I give it up to him that he's got a Renzo Gracie black belt, but he needs to be sure to be using his bjj skills to max efficiency or he's gonna get knocked cold by the ufc's strikers every time out. That all said I am completely intriguied by this fight and can't wait to see it.
Rejo- September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am
Nomad, that was the greatest friggin post ever. Good enough to make me admit that I have watched Princess Bride several times, I will even admit that on at least one of those occasions I watched it without my kids. There I said it, I hope you are proud of yourself.
caffn8d- September 30, 2009 at 9:49 am
Nomad... that was awesome. :)

IMO, this season of TUF is pretty much Roy's unless he beats himself. He's been with explosive strikers before, and I don't think anyone can hang with him on the ground. As long as he takes it seriously and trains his cardio, he's my pick. Roy by armbar over Kimbo.
NomadRip- September 30, 2009 at 9:46 am
These threads all week remind me of the Princess Bride:

Dana White: All right. Who is the winner? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when the fight airs and we both watch, and find out who wins... and who loses.

Fans: But it's so simple. All we have to do is divine from what we know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the winner on the press junkets or the loser? Now, a clever man would put the loser into the press junket, because he would know that only a great fool would believe what he was given. We are not great fools, so we can clearly not choose the fighter in the press junkets. But you must have known we were not great fools, you would have counted on it, so we can clearly not choose the fighter in the press.

Dana White: You've made your decision then?

Fans: Not remotely. Because the media is coming from Vegas, as everyone knows, and Vegas is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the fighter out of the spotlight.

Dana White: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

Fans: Wait til I get going! Now, where was I?

Dana White: Vegas.

Fans: Yes, Vegas. And you must have suspected I would have known the media's origin, so I can clearly not choose the fighter in the press junket.

Dana White: You're just stalling now.

Fans: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten EliteXC, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've put the loser in the press junket, trusting on your ratings to save you, so I can clearly not choose the fighter in the press. But, you've also bested Affliction, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that ratings are fleeting, so you would have put the loser as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the fighter in the press junket.

Dana White: You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.

Fans: IT HAS WORKED! YOU'VE GIVEN EVERYTHING AWAY! WE KNOW WHO THE WINNER IS!

Dana White: Then make your choice.

Fans: I will, and I choose - What in the world can that be?
steampunk22- September 30, 2009 at 9:44 am
@NomadRip that is the best post i have ever seen on CP and a perfect analogy. shit I will buy you a shirt if they dont give you one! nicely done man
El Famous Burrito- September 30, 2009 at 9:33 am
*stands and applauds for NomadRip*
DeepHalf- September 30, 2009 at 9:21 am
I'm calling it right now, Big Country by flying arm bar like in the TapOut commercial
RJeezy- September 30, 2009 at 9:12 am
Nomad just made my life complete.
LargeMidget- September 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
Roy Nelson is just Tank Abbott with a ground game. That's actually terrifying though, and Nelson is going to seriously push Kimbo's shit in.
jimbonics- September 30, 2009 at 9:09 am
Bravo Nomad, Bravo.
LargeMidget- September 30, 2009 at 9:08 am
WAR BIG COUNTRY!
Squirrelnuts- September 30, 2009 at 9:08 am
@Superflat

Nelson has never LOOKED like a top contender; unless you mean in a baby eating contest.
Casa de los pantelones- September 30, 2009 at 9:06 am
That princess bride reference was awesome!

Anybody want a peanut!
Sho Nuff- September 30, 2009 at 9:05 am
Nice, nomad.

I said when we heard page pulled out of the Memphis card that the logical replacement, from a draw standpoint, was Kimbo. I have this wild, completely speculative conspiracy theory - Kimbo loses to Nelson, Dana is overjoyed and doesn't even want kimbo to have a spot on the TUF finale card, but was planning on reluctantly giving him one just for the draw. 'Page really believes in Kimbo and was impressed with him on the show, so he drops out of 107 and "retires" from fighting to do the A-Team, knowing the best replacement, draw wise in Memphis, is Kimbo Slice. Kimbo gets in the UFC, despite losing his first fight on TUF (and with a much better contract than one of those shitty TUF contracts), then Rampage unretires after the movie and DW has to take him back, he's a huge draw.

just some dong- September 30, 2009 at 9:01 am
A page-long Princess Bride reference on an MMA site? Come on now. It's early.
superflat- September 30, 2009 at 8:54 am
I just can't see Nelson losing. Like the Blob, he can absorb just about anything, and his size and wrestling experience should allow him to control Kimbo. He even seems to have a decent tank. I mean, the guy has looked like a top contender at times.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- September 30, 2009 at 8:25 am
I'm really curious to see how Kimbo's 'gas tank' holds up. Hopefully, it won't be like his fight against Thompson

.....or last weeks episode. Uhg!
Jugger- September 30, 2009 at 8:17 am
Kimbo is right. This is win-win for him. The absolute best way for him fight on the show. He's fighting Roy Nelson. If he wins, it will propel him so far up the ladder that we'll all get whiplash. If he loses, no worries; Roy Nelson is far and away the best/most experienced fighter to ever enter the TUF house. I mean, Roy is a BJJ Black Belt, former IFL champ, and has fought some really big names the past.

Kimbo doesn't have to win. All Kimbo has to do is look competitive.
mytie- September 30, 2009 at 8:04 am
It doesn’t matter if Kimbo wins all that he has to do is look decent and he is a validated as a ufc fighter. Now if he had fought and lost to Tites than it wouldn’t make sense for him to get any other fights in the UFC. This is why I think this fight was setup from the start, it’s really a win win for Kimbo and the UfC regardless of the outcome.
bobzemuda- September 30, 2009 at 7:59 am
Knee 2 tha face,

They don't actually leave the show like they used to. They stay to help train the other guys.
Knee 2 tha Face- September 30, 2009 at 7:51 am
To be honest I think Kimbo maybe takes it to a third round and Roy wins overall. Then someone gets injured through the coarse of the show and Kimbo fills in. How can all these coaches and fighters say they are impressed with him when he might possibly lose his first fight?
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