K-1 looks A-1

I’m not the biggest K-1 fan in the world. In fact, I have about as much use for kickboxing as I have for a horrific case of genital warts. But the K-1 Grand Prix World Finals look pretty sweet. Since K-1 has about a zillion ‘Prix’ ‘World’ ‘Final’ things, I have no idea how important this event is, but the Fight Network says it’s one of the most prestigious K-1 events of the year. Regardless, there’s a bunch of oldschool K-1 guys on the card mixing it up with some of the newer blood:

Jerome LeBanner vs. Hong Man Choi
Semmy Schilt vs. Glaube Feitosa
Badr Hari vs. Remy Bonjasky
Peter Aerts vs. Junichi Sawayashiki

Two of these guys are 7+ feet tall. If you stacked all 8 guys on top of eachother, they’d be 52 feet tall. It would be pretty cool to see them do that, or transform into a Votron style kickboxing robot. But I guess seeing them battle through a three round tournament will be good enough. Thank God for Japan or we’d never be able to see this kind of testicular fortitude any more.

  • MJC_123

    As i get the impression you like real beatings….Watch the show from Saturday just gone the K1- FINAL 16-WORLD whatever. It was awesome. Most fights ended in finishes and you get to see what all the fuss is about when the semi finals come around….

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    When did Choi get released to fight? Last I heard he had some kind of throat cancer and was put on the shelf until that was cleared.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Since the CSAC never licensed him, they couldn’t suspend him. So he isn’t barred from fighting in other places … just S.O.L if he tries to get licensed in America again.

  • Cyrus

    LeBanner vs Choi does sound very appealing.

  • Accomando

    Nothing compared to Pavlik/Taylor which took place on Saturday, in Atlantic City.

    Fight of the year.

  • groda

    What you really should get excited about is the K-1 Max final oct 3.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    the kickboxing robot would do awesome, til he ran into the MMA robot, which would be half as tall, twice as wide, and punch like a retarded chimpanzee, and take kickboxing robot down at will. The MMA robot would also have gay-ass cornrows like McCully

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Oh ok I see. Does he still have cancer? Was mighty weird how the two big boys (Choi and Silva) we’re both struck with the same throat cancer. Wonder if its passed like mono. Maybe they we’re making out in the dressing room. (I know it’s poor taste to make fun but fuck em)

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    It wasn’t a throat cancer, it was a tumor on their pituitary gland. Silva had it removed, Choi doesn’t want it touched. Several doctors in the states have sided with Choi that it’s not a danger to his health in the ring, but of course you can find doctors to agree with anything :-p

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Arnold should tell the doctors “It’s not a tumor, let him fight’.

  • Orange Robot

    “the kickboxing robot would do awesome, til he ran into the MMA robot, which would be half as tall, twice as wide, and punch like a retarded chimpanzee, and take kickboxing robot down at will. ”

    Been there, done that.

  • http://kakutogigumi.blogspot.com Royal B.

    You guys should really check out K-1 MAX. The best fighting lightweights reside in those halls. What’s interesting is that half the league are models.

    It’s like Tiger Beat on Speed.
    I do have to warn you. Watching MAX with your girlfriend will result in said girlfriend making goo goo eyes for Albert Kraus, Andy Souwer, Buakaw or even the dreaded MASATO.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    I think i watched that one … the girls in the audience were groaning every time something happened like they were having orgasms

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