MMA Kimbo vs Ray Mercer in an mma bout!

Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Mejnoon, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Mejnoon

    Mejnoon Active Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Messages:
    33,821
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    March 20, 2007
    MERCER VS. KIMBO

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ to Take on Kimbo Slice
    By Jim Genia

    (March 30th, New York City ) “Merciless” Ray Mercer, a former WBO heavyweight boxing champ and gold medalist in the 1988 Olympics, will take on bare-knuckle boxing and Internet legend Kimbo Slice in a three-round exhibition bout utilizing professional MMA rules at the Ca ge Fury Fighting Championship 5 show, said matchmaker Gary Marino today. Dubbed “Brawl at the Hall”, CFFC 5 will take place on June 16th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey .

    “I’m very, very excited,” said Marino. “I’ve been working on trying to get Kimbo a fight for the last year. He’s a great draw, and he’s got a huge following for his fights.” Marino added: “Ray Mercer was at the Ca ge Fury Fighting Championship 3 show and speculated that he’d like to try [MMA], and he called me a couple weeks ago asking me to get him a fight. It’s perfect for both guys, for their style and who they are. Kimbo’s a big banger and so is Mercer.”

    Known for their heavy-hands and raw power, this will be the first time either man has fought under full MMA rules – though Slice purportedly has been training in the sport for some time now at Miami ’s Freestyle Fighting Academy . However, the former boxing champ, who lost his WBO belt to Wladimir Klitschko in 2002 before stepping into the ring for Japan’s K-1 promotion in 2004 and 2005, will likely enter the cage ready to defend the takedown should the need arise. Said Marino: “Ray Mercer told me he has a bit of a wrestling background, and he’s aware Kimbo has been training down in Florida . He’s been talking about MMA for a while now… so he’ll be prepared.”

    With this bout, Mercer will become the highest-profile boxer to have taken the MMA plunge. “It’s very, very intriguing. I think it’s a fantastic fight,” said Marino. “Ray Mercer is definitely going to be the hardest hitter Kimbo has ever faced… I think if they both stand in front of each other, someone is definitely going to get knocked out.”


    http://www.fcfighter.com/news

    This is a promoters dream fight:bowrofl:
     
  2. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    43,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Canada
    I'm pretty sure I saw Mercer get kicked in the head in a K-1 fight and give up

    not to say he isn't tough, but I have a weird feeling that Kimbo is going to try to take him down
     
  3. konrad109

    konrad109 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    4,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I'm actually really looking forward to this.
     
  4. DKKD

    DKKD New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Messages:
    2,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mtl
    more than that serra fight
     
  5. Scream_Phoenix

    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    Messages:
    45,119
    Likes Received:
    158
    Location:
    Capital City
    i cant see either throwing kicks or going to the ground. should be a pretty entertaining fight tho
     
  6. bpa00

    bpa00 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    5,792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Unless Kimbo has been training a lot of take-downs and ground fighting and has a suprise, he is going to get wrecked... Kimbo's boxing looks good against your average street fighter, but I have a feeling he is going to be severely out-classed by a real professional heavyweight boxer...
     
  7. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    114,854
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    aus.vic.mel
    Kimbos boxing is pretty sharp but bare knuckle VS 16oz gloves is totally different. With 6oz gloves I suspect itll be fairly even.

    And he has been training at ATT so im sure he has learnt a few things.
     
  8. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    43,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Canada
    Mercer isn't just some random HW boxer, he used to be a champion and also has a gold medal

    he should be able to destroy Kimbo on the feet
     
  9. SoFlaJDM

    SoFlaJDM Guest

    kimbo's gonna fuck that nigga up


    in on 1 :run:
     
  10. Searcher

    Searcher New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,753
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Please oh Please let Mercer break Kimbos jaw.......
     
  11. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2001
    Messages:
    50,799
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London, Ontario Canada
    Mercer by Triangle!!
     
  12. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2001
    Messages:
    20,239
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Houston
    He was outclassed by sean gannon, so...
     
  13. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    where have you been bro ?!!! did you get my PM ?
     

Share This Page