Friday, December 28, 2007
Evolution Of A Fighter; Part Three
Here is the fight between Kimbo and Ray Mercer, a former WBA Heavyweight champ. Interestingly, Kimbo wins the fight with a choke hold and groundfighting skills -- something he was previously not known for. His training with Bass Rutten shows.
One thing I noted was he effectively used elbow and forearm smashes against Mercer's guard as he was covering up against the cage; a great tactic that would not be allowed in traditional boxing.
The MMA fighters interviewed in the ESPN documentary said Kimbo is still not ready for a top-level MMA fighter, I guess we will see...