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Kimbo wants some revenge

Those of you who are familiar with the pre-MMA history of Kimbo past his tagline of “Youtube streetfighter” know that the only guy to beat him was Sean Gannon, a cop from Boston who surprised Kimbo with knees and submissions en route to a KO victory. The UFC then famously brought him in at UFC55, where he lost to the amusingly named Branden Lee Hinkle, who was 12-5-1 at the time versus Gannon’s official 1-0 record.

Lots of people like to laugh that the UFC ‘picked the wrong fighter on that one‘, but anyone not in possession of a time machine would probably have made the same choice. Gannon was already training mixed martial arts as opposed to Kimbo, who was bare knuckle boxing only. He also had a pro fight under his belt. And last but not least, the dude did win the Kimbo fight. As opposed to Kimbo, who kinda sorta didn’t.

That last fact isn’t lost on Kimbo, who has said he’d “give up a testicle” to fight Gannon again. And according to ESPN, this is a fight that EliteXC is working overtime to make happen, hopefully by the end of the year. To me, I like this idea … any time a rising star wants to avenge a past lost, you’ve got enough backstory to make the fight interesting even if it turns out to be a total blowout. Plus, it sure beats another straight up tomato can fight.

  • clint notestine

    I think Brandon Lee Hinkle is potential presidential assassin.

    I really don’t want to see Kimbo fight Gannon again since he sucks as bad a Bo Cantrell.

  • Beau

    This video really takes the mystique out of Kimbo. He gets fucking pwned by Gannon. Hopefully The Colossus looks for a takedown this weekend, if he does he should beat Kimbo.

  • nephildevil

    hahaha awesome kimbo getting beat up :p

  • Aryan

    kimbo gased out. the other dudes face got redecorated. no rules.. i say its a draw

  • MadMan

    according to Dana, Gannon’s a chump and Kimbo
    would get murdered in the UFC.

    a great street-fighter don’t necessarily translate to
    a great MMA fighter…so…i…agree…with…Dana…
    did i say that.

  • kwagnuth

    Imagine the hype if Chuck took Gannon under his wing and trained him. Kimbo knocked alot of guys out before that fight and Gannon didn’t go down so he has a good chin and showed heart in that fight cuz they were both gassed and you can see who quit.

  • RL Dookiefuck

    lol yeah Gannon isn’t a “straight up tomato can”

  • crs

    Big Mac wants a rematch with Kimbo too. He clearly wanted to continue after that 3rd knockdown but his corner talked him out of it because they secretly bet some bread on Kimbo he found out later.

  • Johnny

    Gannon’s a cop, and he got in a lot of trouble at work over his Kimbo fight. That this would be a state-sanctioned match makes a big difference, of course, but I’m skeptical. It’s a great idea, though – two smoker rivals fighting in the big time.