MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Seriously!? Kimo Leopoldo Applies to Be Executive Officer of the CSAC


(Nothing says professionalism like hauling a big wooden cross around.)

When I read this press release announcing that former steroid-user and general MMA punchline Kimo Leopoldo was applying to be Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission, I assumed that someone was jerking my chain, as the kids say.  But this application letter would have me believe that he is totally cereal:

Please accept this letter as the submission of my written qualifications for the application of the position of Executive Officer for the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). It is with great pleasure and humility I offer my qualifications as an advanced equivalent for the position of Executive Officer for all of the reasons detailed below. … As a 14 year veteran in the professional kickboxing and MMA industry, I believe I hold a
heightened degree of expertise in understanding and working with fighters, matchmakers, managers, promoters, various professional associations, members of the press, venue operators, attorneys, the general public, and the commission and other governmental regulators on an international and national level.
[…]
And since it is going to eventually come up in the process, I will address my use of Steroids in this application letter. Yes, I used Steroids in my past to help support my efforts as a professional athlete/fighter. However, my experiences whether negative or positive have given me greater insight into the crutches of life’s downfalls and my decisions today come from experiences. I will say that my choices and decision making ability are educated decisions and made from a position of informed consent, as opposed to blind guidance . I can be honest about my past and can look a fighter in the eye and tell him/her with great confidence that use of illicit substances is not worth the future health issues it creates nor is it worth the risk they are taking against their license.

Way to turn your past steroid use into an asset rather than a liability, Kimo.  Looks like someone has been reading those MSN articles about how to ace a job interview.

The press release announcing Kimo’s application for the job describes this as “Keeping in tune with President Obama’s call for much needed change,” and a quote from Kimo likens him to another prominent political figure as well:

“Arnold Swartzenagger became Governor of California with little or no experience managing in the political arena. Like Arnold, I’ve never claimed to be a saint. However, unlike Arnold, I already have extensive experience for the position I have applied for. I think Governor Swartzenagger is doing a good job and I hope to follow in his path.”

Wow, didn’t see the need to actually look up how Gov. Schwarzenegger’s name is spelled, huh?  Interesting choice. 

Assuming he has one, I wouldn’t advise Kimo to quit his other job just yet.  Something tells me this one isn’t quite in the bag.

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Cap'n- February 5, 2009 at 7:01 am
What would jesus do?
emptyhandkiller- February 3, 2009 at 5:58 am
I must be getting old and tired.... I am so sick of the juicers, the pill poppers, the cheaters..... Way back when, when this idiot and Shamrock were vying for the "Mr. Bloated Steroid Man" title, it began to affect me. Even today the drugs are still there, just harder to detect or prove. Yes, I am tired of it all, so I will now down a case or two of Jack Daniels. Maybe when I regain conciousness, I will post again.
Delareese- February 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm
And by typical I mean general...shut up!
Delareese- February 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm
"Typical mma punchline"

I don't know why, but I laughed at this for like 5 minutes. I guess I thought "Wow, he really IS!" the moment I read.
The irish car bomb- February 2, 2009 at 5:09 pm
wow this guy thinks pretty highly of himself. I'm having a tough time determining whether he is christ risin again or if hes just a typical douchebag.
portlandmma- February 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm
I just recently sent in my application to be the new Sheriff in town and since I have extensive experience with smoking crystal meth and banging prostitutes I am hoping things are going to turn out well.


Yes, I used crystal meth in my past to help support my efforts at a psychology driven career. Along with being a sexual predator, my experiences whether negative or positive have given me greater insight into the crutches of life's downfalls and my decisions today come from experiences. I will say that my choices and decision making ability are educated decisions and made from a position of informed consent, as opposed to blind guidance. I look forward to cleaning up your streets.
portlandmma- February 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm
You know what doesn't tire a guy out on the way to the ring? A larger than life crucifix, that right there proves he is intelligent enough to lead the CSAC. The thing that makes this even more hilarious is he probably could do a decent job, its not like Armando Garcia set the bar sky high.
Lysol- February 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm
If this dipshit gets a job interview for this position, I imagine the following will be direct quotes from him:

"Yeah, I used steroids. Totally out of my hands. But from that I learned a great deal about leadership."

"My references, sure you can call them. Except number one, as he was burned to death in a fire at number two's appartment. And number three was number two's roomate, and has lived his life trying to deny the incident. So if he picks up the phone and says "Kimo Leotard? Who the fuck is that? He's never worked for me.", it's his way of trying to deny the past, not his way of accusing me of lying on my resume."
bubbafat- February 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm
He has extensive experience in the position he applied for eh? Has he managed any fighter/s? Has he held an administrative position of ANY sort, in ANY field? Other than shotcaller in the GP yard?(No offence to any shotcallers, it's just a different type of mgmt) Does he have his own gym? Being a professional fighter does not qualify anyone to be a ring official, much less an officer of any athletic board.
Word- February 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm
According to MMAweekly UFC:97 is lookin pretty good.



-Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
-Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chuck Liddell
-Luiz Cane vs. Steve Cantwell
-Nathan Quarry vs. Jason MacDonald
-Denis Kang vs. Xavier Fouka-Pokum
-David Loiseau vs. Ed Herman
-Brian Stann vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
-T.J. Grant vs. Ryo Chonan
-David Bielkheden vs. Mark Bocek
-Tamdan McCrory vs. TBA
PingPong- February 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm
@Scar Tissue: Good One!
Joey- February 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Someone needs to get TUF Guy in on this...
1glove- February 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm
What ever happened with Jo Sons gang rape charges?
Scar Tissue- February 2, 2009 at 11:58 am
See, Clay Guida wasn't the first guy to give a shout out to carpenters.
Netterbog- February 2, 2009 at 11:52 am
"And since it is going to eventually come up in the process, I will address my use of Steroids in this application letter. Yes, I used Steroids in my past" - and they were delicious.
Jeffro- February 2, 2009 at 11:44 am
He needs to show up for the interview with that cross and that cut up t-shirt. He will be sure to nail it.





Get it? "Nail it"...Never mind.
Anonymous- February 2, 2009 at 11:35 am
Swat-ze-nagger
jfannxx- February 2, 2009 at 11:32 am
swartzenagger - sounds like a racial slur for a black jew
Dr.- February 2, 2009 at 11:32 am
Nothing can beat Don Frye's mustache in a straight fight.
Jugger- February 2, 2009 at 11:29 am
I say, let him and Don Frye battle it out in the cage. Winner gets the job.
armfarmer- February 2, 2009 at 11:11 am
He's cereal, he's so super cereal.
ManJuice- February 2, 2009 at 11:10 am
if kimo gets in maybe he will hire Jo Son as his CFO or COO.
Levi- February 2, 2009 at 11:10 am
Needs more Jesus.
LoneWolf- February 2, 2009 at 11:00 am
WOW
Jay Smith- February 2, 2009 at 10:50 am
This has inspired me to meet a new chick, and tell her about my small penis BEFORE I get some.
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