Monday, June 2, 2008

The Numbers Are In, Kimbo Slice Took 71 Consecutive Unanswered Blows, Bas Rutten Says It Should've Been Stopped


According to MMA Mania Kimbo Slice recieved 71 consecutive unanswered blows in the second round starting at the 1:20 mark until the end of the round.

Bas Rutten recently made a post about the fight on his website, here is what he had to say about the barrage of second round unanswered blows.

People ask me if the fight should have been stopped at the end in the second round, I say YES because those are the rules, it should have been stopped because Kimbo didn't do anything to improve his situation. But I think what made the ref NOT do it was the fact that Kimbo was giving his thumbs up the whole time to let the referee know that he was OK.
This was the refs decission, not Kimbo's.


Read the Whole Post Here

My Take: I agree with Bas, its the rules and while Kimbo did show heart by hanging in there he wasn't doing anything to defend himself or improve position. Long story short, Dan Miragliotta is a bad ref.

11 comments:

tylr said...

terrible ref

Anonymous said...

It's not just the ref that was bad. It's Gary Shaw and the whole EliteXC organization. The whole thing reeked of "fix".

mma said...

Kimbo got schooled on a new form of work , it's not as easy a thug stand up!

R.KEEGAN said...

TELL ME HOW THEY CAN FIX A FIGHT AND STILL KEEP IT QUIT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE INVOLVED?
THEY CANT!!!!!!
YES JAMES THOMPSON WAS F-IN ROBBED BIG TIME IN THE 2ND ROUND, PRETTY MUCH HE WAS ROBBED THE THE ENTIER FIGHT.
BAS RUTTEN IS RIGHT,IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPED THEN AND I BET ANYTHING IF KIMBO WAS ON TOP LIKE THOMPSON WAS THE REF WOULD HAVE STOPED THE FIGHT AFTER 7 UNANSWERED BLOWS,NOT 71.
AS FAR AS A FIXED FIGHT IT WAS NOT,NON STOP FAVOR TOWARDS KIMBO AND BAD CALLS TOWARDS THOMPSON,YES.

Anonymous said...

I F---ING HATE Dan Miragliotta!!!!11 TERRIBLE REF.

Anonymous said...

give kimbo a real opponent so i can see him get chocked out or gnped PLEASE!

Allen said...

r.keegen...

Let me explain how the Fix happened.

Roll Transcript.......

Gary Shaw signs James "Chin of Glass" Thompson...

Gary Shaw says to Dan Mirgliota "Hey Dan now listen you know Kimbo has to win, right"

Dan "Yes just gimme my damn money"

Gary Shaw "Look if Kimbo gets winded cause we know he cant spell cardio, then we have an escape plan"

Dan "Yes Sir whats that"

Gary "Well just stand em up and let Kimbo will Right Hook the Puss Ball, then call the fight, a little blood and the stupid fans will never know what him em"

Gary tells The Elite staff trainer "Do NOT drain the puss ball that used to be Thompon's ear"

Gary tells Kimbo "If you tired, right hook his ear, ya feel me"

Kimbo "I feel you"

End Transcript....

I now HATE Elite!

Lawler was awesome, but this sucks!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you do like i do and boycott american productions altogether? No UFC, no WEC no Elite whatever, no boxing... I stick to Japanese productions like DREAM and K1. They are awesome and the fans are so much better and civilized.

Anonymous said...

anyone see the chase beebe - eddie wieland fight on wec? his ear for half the match and they didnt stop it, elite xc sucks compared to the other fight organizations....

Anonymous said...

R. Keegan stated: "AS FAR AS A FIXED FIGHT IT WAS NOT,NON STOP FAVOR TOWARDS KIMBO AND BAD CALLS TOWARDS THOMPSON,YES."

What the hell do you think a fixed fights is moron?

Anonymous said...

It seems that Tito Ortiz job is to test fighters- so lets have Kimbo fight tito and see what he is made off