(Rampage: Stokin’ the Silva-Jackson III fire?)
Lotta’ trash talk floating around the past few days and here are some select dishes from today’s war of words.
— The Sun — which is apparently owned and operated by Chuck Liddell what with all the love they give him — has a piece today detailing The Iceman’s thoughts on Kimbo Slice. In a nutshell, Chuck doesn’t think Kimbo is worthy of the praise. The UFC light heavyweight fighter talks about how Kimbo has yet to be tested in MMA and mentions his first fight against Bo Cantrell — a guy who had already been KO’d twice before in under 30 seconds.
“So is that a real fight? I mean come on! The guy tapped before he hit the matt – he was tapping on the way down!”
“Gannon beat him didn’t he? And how long did Gannon last in the UFC?!!
“Kimbo’s one of those guys who doesn’t have any ground game. He’s training and he’s learning but he’s been built up as such a big star and that’s the thing that bothers me.
“People talk about him like he’s the next great thing when he really hasn’t done anything.
“He’s been built up because of the Internet and him beating a bunch of guys on the street.”
Using Kimbo’s loss to Sean Gannon in a ‘street fight’ as a prime example is something that a lot of people resort to. It’s also the same people that say Kimbo has no ground game. But mat work has nothing to do with Kimbo’s loss to Sean Gannon — that fight was a fist fight with an occasional lock-up. The only time it went to the ground was when both fighters were so gassed they collapsed on one another. And who fucking knows if Kimbo has a ground game or not. We’ve never seen him have to use one.
Chuck then talks about how he could make his own set of KO vids — although his plan would be to just go around punching people.
“I could make some impressive knockout videos too if you let me walk outside and just punch people and knock them out – “hey you, come fight!”
“F*** we can make a highlight reel tomorrow and go round beating people up and talking about it – we could just go up to people and start dropping them – wow!”
Um, Chuck, have you actually watched Kimbo’s fight videos?
“i’m always watching out for the comments here (in the blog) and in PVT (portaldovaletudo.com.br). for my surprise i saw that someone changed my nickname from Axe Murderer to Chump Murderer, but what i have to say is that the nickname is only aplied to one person because the only chump i fought was Quinton (Jackson). That’s old history: “who beat forgets and but who get his ass kicked wants revenge”. what i have to say is that this fight is gonna happen again soon, but IS GONNA BE HARD TO HANG HIM ON THE FENCES. i think it’s strange for him to talk like this on the internet because he had a lot of oportunities to talk this to my face when we met in vegas. He said that i dont look to him eye-to-eye, off course I don’t! I don’t like him, i really dont! I think he’s a chump and a idiot. We cant forget to say that he is a tough fighter but i think that fight can happen sooner than everybody imagine, cuz i dont know if he can win his fight against Forrest.”
I’m sure we’ll hear a response from Rampage soon — oh, look at that. He’s already responded via FightHype:
“Ask Wanderlei what he’s going to do when the referee doesn’t stand us up, when I’m whoopin’ his as on the ground, like they did in Japan? He’s going to have a tough time hanging me over the cage? (Laughing) This dude is stupid. I hope they do stand us up in the Octagon and we’ll see what happens.”
Jackson-Silva III could very well be down the road with the way these two keep cranking out the trash.
— Gary Shaw, who has been making like Dana White lately with his vocal jabs at fighters and rival organizations, was recently interviewed on “The Lights Out Show.” Although Shaw’s trash talk needs some work, he had a couple of things to say about the UFC and the EliteXC’s efforts to sign Fedor.
“They (UFC) got a hole in their dyke right now. It’s leaking…No one organization owns the best fighters.”
“He (Fedor) wants $2 million per fight. We keep going back and forth, but he has to fight soon. It’s been almost 2 years.”
Well, it hasn’t been two years since he fought — maybe two years since a real test, so we’ll give him that one. And the “hole in their dyke” comment made you laugh a little, admit it.