Moments after he won, you could hear Kimbo complaining “I didn’t even get to fight!”, followed by Gary Shaw and his spawn consoling him (hopefully with the promise of another fight in the next two months). I have to admit that while I wasn’t on the Kimbo bandwagon before, I am now. It’s not really because of anything I saw in the fight … 17 seconds isn’t really long enough to say anything definitive about the brawler. But I sympathize with the dude … he’s spent almost a year training MMA now and all he wants is some fucking respect. I doubt very much anyone is going to give him much based on this fight.
Respect is earned from three round barnburners, not 17 second slaughters. Just ask Houston Alexander … while there’s an army of retards out there proclaiming him as the next big thing, most of us know you can’t tell the measure of a man from his two short fights. There’s simply too many questions which haven’t been answered. And so it is for Kimbo Slice … the only question this fight answered was “How big of a vagina is Bo Cantrell?”
Unless you’re one of those cocksuckers using RSS to read this site (RSS gives you herpes), you’ll have noticed that we’re now 60% more orange than before! And while I’m sure new ideas, cultures, and layouts make you uncomfortable, I want you all to bear with us as we slowly roll out features en route to Fightlinker 2.0.
As it stands, I’m arbitrarily declaring this upgrade to be version 1.5, even though technically we’ve gone through several crazy changes over the past year and a bit. Over the next few days we’ll be dusting off new features and putting them live … the comic section (with OMG new comics!), the store (shirts, baby), and some other keen things.
As we mentioned on the Low Blow last week, we’ve got a new turbo-charged engine ready to go but we’re having trouble cramming it under the hood of our shitbox. This is step one, and past this point the look of the site won’t be changing … there’ll just be more stuff for you all to waste your time on.
Thanks again to everyone who reads and everyone who participates in the madness that is this site. I honestly don’t find myself amusing enough to keep all this up on my own, so the comments and emails are definitely appreciated.
Yeah, I know you all love it when I go “haute couture” on your ass. But fuck y’all. These are some ugly ass shoes!
When Miguel Cotto enters the ring to face Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday night, he will do it on firm footing. The WBA welterweight champion will be wearing a super hi-tech boxing boot with a special sole made out of a Michelin rubber compound specifically designed to channel liquid away from the shoe to prevent Cotto’s feet from slipping on the slick ring canvas advertisements that often cause boxers problems. In addition, the boot is supposed to provide maximum traction, allowing Cotto to firmly plant his feet before unleashing his power punches.
Yeah fucking right. So basically they’ve replaced the soles of his shoes with tire rubber. Too bad Cotto’s not a fucking car and tires are designed to push liquid away while rolling, not stepping.
Someone get this guy a thesaurus! Big thanks to BloodyElbow for this vid … where would I steal content if not from them????
Seems like Ken Pavia is the guy to go to when you get the boot from the UFC. Sean Salmon is also with him and has had 9 fights this year. And while it’s taken a little while for the Babalu train to start rolling, looks like he’s got a good number of fights coming up:
- Xcess Fighting (the guys who just did the Mark Kerr fight) on Dec. 12 vs. TBA
- Hardcore Fighting Championship (Canadian guys who brough Aleks E) on Feb. 1 vs. TBA
- Strikeforce 205 lb. 4 man Tournament in March