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?”