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Videos: K-1 World GP Ends in Disqualification Fiasco


Badr Hari VS Remy Bonjasky K1 World GP 2008
by kalash67

Despite getting off to a great start, last night’s K-1 World GP Finals ended in bizarre fashion, with Badr Hari getting disqualified for illegally taking Remy Bonjasky down and then attacking him while he was under the referee’s care, finally stomping on his head before being shoved off by the ref.  At first Hari looked like he’d just receive a yellow card, but with Bonjasky complaining of double-vision, the bout was stopped and Bonjasky declared the winner via disqualification.

Upon further review, the illegal blows don’t look so bad.  But that’s easy for me to say since I didn’t take them.  Bonjasky’s the guy who fought his way into the finals and was taking it to Hari for much of the first round, so you have to give him the benefit of the doubt as a tough bastard who would’ve continued if he could. 

You hate to see it end that way, especially considering what a great show it was up until that point.  If you’re wondering how Kimbo Slice did in his commentating duties, you can check out the reply on HDNet tonight.  Or you can take my word for it that he didn’t say much, but did manage to slip in there how much he loved "the city of Japan."  That’s right.

A couple more videos from the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 after the jump.

 

 

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Hansen- December 27, 2008 at 3:39 pm
I actually thought it looked like a wrong count on Badrs half. Yes the punch hit, but he didnt go down. Looked more like he dived out of that knee. I mean, if you get knocked, are you able to see a knee in that speed? I think Bonjasky knew that too, since he didnt continue the raid after Badr beating the count. Usually guys rush for a second knock out. And ive seen Badr sit on his ass like that the whole count before, as a protest. Bonjasky could continue in my eyes, I mean Badr did fight on after a real hard knock out and won. As I saw it good chance Badr would have won! Anyways not a good thing for Badr. He is a great fighter, probably right up there with Aerts, Bonjasky and Schilt. But he needs to grow up and stop being like a fxxking bitch! If he thinks stomping on heads is ok, well he can have a go at Pride. But he would get really fuxxked up there hehe...
vikingdave- December 20, 2008 at 12:21 am
The commentator said that Bojanksy had faked damages in a fight previously and it appeared that way now. He knew DQ would leave him with a big fat cheque so why bother to continue fighting a madman? Was this fight fixed?
Dr.- December 8, 2008 at 11:49 am
Ok, seriously... WTF is with saying that Remy "was taking it to Hari for much of the first round..." ???

Are you for real? Looking at the footage, Remy throws about 3 punches the entire round with 3 landing. He throws 4 kicks (2 of which were more defensive strikes), one real kick lands, the other is the knee/shin that Badr decided to go to the ground to duck.

Badr hit Remy with a good shot on the exchange that had him go down. From what I was looking at, Remy was the more inactive of the two fighters and yes he did score a knocked but it was hardly a case of him "taking it to Hari".

Hari did not look like himself in the first round, super-tentative even though he threw more shots than Bonjasky. It looked like he wanted to get DQ'd with his antics, which is bullshit.

Piss-poor of him to hit late after the 1st round and trying to strike and stomp your downed opponent?! That's just retarded. Unless you didn't truly want to lose to Remy by legitimate means.

And true, Remy was the one who took the shots on the ground, even if they questionably landed. But he was also taking the shots in the 2nd while standing up. I think he used the out as well, then acted disappointed when the official word came in. Oscar worthy.
Blackleg- December 8, 2008 at 6:25 am
jesus christ, wtf happened to LeBanner?! He's looks like he's so chock full 'o roids I'd probably test positive just from watching that clip.

WAR Remy Bonjasky, still the best fighter name to yell as loud as you can.
Calvin P- December 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm
Badr was an angry fighter= not good. Champion comes with calm mind and heart. He may have the skill and may even win here and there. But to be a champ consistently you must reveal the heart of a champ not a thuggish behavior like that. If you can't control your emotion, how can you be a true champion? Fefor alwasy calm so is Crocop. Gegard Mousassi is very calm before, during and after a fight, He show what what is like to be a champ. Badr should meditate to reach to the next level. Buty I doubt that Badr will ever reach that. Next fight he's going so angrier and will lose it again. He should walk over and appologize, show the world a real man inside him...BUt he won't find that real man insde, it's burried so deep in that he may never be the same again
walrus- December 7, 2008 at 8:49 pm
@ Derly

perfectly said
geoff- December 7, 2008 at 7:47 pm
@miguel

lmao.
tyler- December 7, 2008 at 9:09 am
Badr Hari is a rotten fuck.Kimbo Slice is a bad motherfucker.
J- December 7, 2008 at 7:20 am
In related news, Cecil Peoples judged this fight and ruled it a knockout victory.
Miguel Torres- December 7, 2008 at 4:29 am
As for Badr Hari, " Yes he deserves to die and I hope he burns in hell"
Zee German- December 7, 2008 at 4:05 am
Funny how Badr were putting the mouth piece back in after gettin DQed. Like he was saying: Alright, now take it to the parking lot.
Looks like he wanted to recommend himself to Japanese MMA.
Participant- December 7, 2008 at 3:10 am
Looks like there was some bad blood between Badr and Remy. Badr couldn't control himself to turn off the switch and cost him the fight. All that work to get to the finals for a DQ.

Besides that, I'm loving K-1, great fights!
vrane- December 7, 2008 at 1:11 am
It was a joke man. Kimbo called Japan a city... remember?
SMH- December 7, 2008 at 12:57 am
You're a douche and belong in the city of pussy, pussy. Also, Africa is a continent dumbass. Stop wasting tax dollars and go learn something inbreed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa

This is a city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City
Anonymous- December 6, 2008 at 11:35 pm
Kimbo haters are a fucking joke,and Badr Hari is a dirty piece of shit.
Anonymous- December 6, 2008 at 10:57 pm
@djWHEAT: the takedown wasn't what was illegal. You can catch a leg and strike your opponent in K-1. The illegal thing was that once your opponent does go down, you go away and the fight is stood up. There is absolutely no ground fighting allowed. Badr's strike while Remy was down was bad enough as it is, but when he followed it up with a head stomp while being pushed away by the referee, I thought there was no possible way to allow the fight to continue. That's a clear disqualification. And it's disappointing, because I've always been a fan of Badr's.
Jugger- December 6, 2008 at 10:53 pm
I love to watch LeBanner fight. The leg kicks he and Remy were trading sounded like baseball bats wailing on a butchered cow. I also enjoy watching Badr fight. The guy doesn't look big when he's out of the ring, but when he gets in there and you size him up against other big dudes, you see that he really is a beast! His gangsta/rapper/douchebag vibe is little over the top. I find that hard to stomach.

Oscar-worthy acting on Remy's part? Only he will ever know. Fact is, if that fight had been allowed to continue, what would ever discourage Badr from doing that garbage again? He deserved to lose regardless of whether Remy was truly wounded or not. Remy could'a said, "Hey, I'm fine. Let's continue," and the ref could'a said, "Nope, I'm DQing this bastard for that crap," and I would'a said, "Dam straight."
Kuato- December 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm
I'm not happy that the ending was via DQ, but I am happy that Bonjasky won in the end. I was becoming a fan of Hari, but DAMN what a crappy attitude for a fighter to have! He got all pissy because Remy knocked him down in the 1st. I'm not opposed to a rematch of course, especially if Hari gets his act together.
Kuato- December 6, 2008 at 10:47 pm
BTW, here is Badr getting KO'd like you wouldn't belive before his K-1 career.
Anonymous- December 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm
What an absolute child Badr Hari is. He is losing a fight to a guy who beat him before so his response is to freak out and get himself DQ.

You dont stomp your opponent in a standing rules fight unless you want out. The chances of hurting your opponent are pretty high with it, Hari definitely threw that stomp with bad intentions. Actually turned out good for Hari that Remy did not look that injured (key word is "look")

Badr Hari has always had the reputation for having the mental make up of a 13 year old.
Anonymous- December 6, 2008 at 9:08 pm
From what i've heard it wasnt Remy who wanted to win the fight by DG, but it was a decision made by the Refree for Hari's wrong doings. Though i expected the fight to go on.

overall it was a great event with some fire works. I wonder what Semmy is thinking now... oh and Peter Aerts who beat Semmy to get to the WGP then to lose to a guy like Hari.

Hari seriously needs to fuckin grow up! omg
Toxic- December 6, 2008 at 8:34 pm
MMA Web: Its his job to take hits standing up. If that doubles the vision, so be it.

But he shouldn't be expected to continue when he is severely handicapped by a blatantly illegal blow. That encourages illegal behavior.

Hari cheated, he got DQ's. Frankly it should have happened whether Remy was hamming it up or not.
MMA Web Design- December 6, 2008 at 7:47 pm
Saw the k-1 finals and Bonjansky is a great big cry baby. Stand up, shake off your boots and keep going. Dude can take direct blows to the head staning up, but when knicked on the ground he gets double vision. C'mon.
fetter- December 6, 2008 at 7:36 pm
off-topic: wow is this the true djWHEAT?

ontopic: that deserved a DQ. It was a bummer, the event was being great until that. I think he tried to find the easy way out to be honest...

B- December 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm
Oiii Badr took Remy down like my ex-girflriend on a peckah!
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