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Wait, Now Kimo Leopoldo Isn’t Dead?

(‘Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, you pussies.’)

The bad news is, we’ve been duped.  The good news is, we can now resume making insensitive jokes about Kimo Leopoldo.  Yes, it turns out that Kimo isn’t really dead after all, or at the very least has been resurrected to walk the earth as some kind of terrifying zombie.  Despite premature eulogies from the New York Daily News, the Orange County Register, and us, among many others, Leopoldo is said to be alive and reasonably well, though that’s about as much information as anyone seems to have or need about him and his current whereabouts.

The whole thing is being chalked up to an internet prank spun out of control, which will probably prompt some hollow discussion on the nature and reliability of new media before we all move on the next nipple slip video, but in the meantime, imagine what Kimo must be feeling right now. 

For a few hours even portions of the world that never knew or cared that he existed turned their eyes toward him, if only to capitalize on the search engine value of a headline featuring some combination of the words "UFC fighter" and "dead."  Now that they know he’s still alive they’ll go back to ignoring him, and he’ll have to reconcile himself with the strange feeling of finding out what people would have said about him if he had died today. 

Considering how often drugs and his recent arrest were mentioned in all the stories floating around the internet this afternoon, it’s probably not going to result in any kind of happy epiphany.  Regardless, welcome back to the world of the living, Kimo.  Ain’t it something? 

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prada shoes- February 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions

- Martha Jenkins-Withers

The Prada Shoes Buying Voyage
xinxinwu- February 16, 2011 at 6:07 am
Hack again?!
prada shoes- February 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Books and friends should be few and good

- Martha Jenkins-Withers

Our Prada Sneakers Buying Excursion
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 22, 2009 at 11:03 am
@Bovice: Sheeeeit LOL... duly noted. I figured it'd be inevitable. Props dude, I tip my hat.
tallkitchenbags- July 22, 2009 at 8:01 am
also, something tells me Kimo's family knows he's a douche on the margins.
tallkitchenbags- July 22, 2009 at 7:33 am
god forbid anyone believe in leprechauns and monsters and jebus.
MMAMoneyLine- July 22, 2009 at 6:01 am
People who spread this stuff should be ashamed of themselves. God forbid anyone in his family goes on MMA blogs.
Rodney- July 22, 2009 at 5:51 am
No reports here yet on the Fedor/Barnett fight being off... I guess they're worried it's another fake story until confirmed.
Fight Fan- July 22, 2009 at 5:38 am
I used to think the CP guys were pretty sharp. But after reading their interpretation of Colbert's take on MMA, and their fail on the Kimo posts, I'm starting to wonder.
Androiddrew- July 22, 2009 at 2:56 am
Yeah. Ha Ha, you misspelling jackhole
Bovice- July 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

I thought it was ironic how your screen name is sPeLLcHeCkEr, yet you spelled Androiddrew's SN wrong. Haha
GetUpAndKill- July 22, 2009 at 12:17 am
Why do I have a feeling the Church of Scientology is behind this?
...reaches for shotgun
ItburnswhenIpee- July 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm
C'mon CP, stick to verifiable facts...

Brock Lesnar has no class (hence, the penis on his chest)
Georges St. Pierre is the shit (obvious, since he's Canadian)
HAL_13 is a twerp
Fedor is God
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Oh, and I almost missed "YOR FACE".

But nope.
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm
This kind of pub could at least put him next in line for Fedor fodder... Someone call Atencio.

@HAL: your English is "PITTYFULL".
@Andrioddrew: Please refer to Horror Fighter for a how-to on "originality within Jeebus-joking" and "real humor".
Bovice- July 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm
Crystal meth is a hell of a drug.
BackbaconBilly- July 21, 2009 at 7:17 pm
fuck off hal you dick toucher! don't blame us for falling for it blame the sources who reported it ( including CP ) I am glad the guy isn't dead.
Jeepman- July 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm
how do I take my R.I.P. back from earlier? is that even possible?
Lysol- July 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Anyone want to bet that this was meant to make Kimo relevant again in time for a December DREAM event?
Goog- July 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm
Let me guess... he wants a shot at Brock Lesnar and knows how to beat him.
ktfo- July 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm
kimo put this story out there himself to get his name out there for a day. tomarrow everyone will forget and he will be back to getting spun all day.
AkilleeZ- July 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm
He's Death's meth dealer...he has a deal worked out with him.
Eddi- July 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm
maybe they meant kimbo?
tallkitchenbags- July 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm
shitbag- July 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm
I saw this shit on the UG this morning, man, Trolls 1, MMA journalists 0