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MMA on CBS, Best In Low Definition!

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June 1st, 2008

Trust me, James Thompson's ear blowing up in high definition isn't anything anyone would want to see anyway! A couple of notes, though he won, and I know he'd stomp my a** all over San Francisco, the 34 year old Kimbo Slice looked like a tired old man who didn't train for the fight at all. These bouts don't last very long with three five minute rounds and this fight was stopped 35 seconds into the second round so it only lasted about 10 minutes and 15 seconds.

Amazingly the guy who lost the fight seemed way less tired than an exhausted "Slice", but, that ear...oh man. I don't think you can have an ear like that and win the fight no matter how good of shape you are in.

One ratings note: we'll ultimately see the overnights for this sometime tomorrow probably, but they will only include the "primetime" portion that occured from 9pm-11pm. The Kimbo Slice/James Thompson fight started well after 11pm. We may not see the full ratings for the event until Tuesday, but I'll keep on the lookout.  The speculation is that the EliteXC is as corrupt as boxing and that the fight was stopped prematurely.  According to this site, Thompson was ahead on all judges cards in round one and two out of three in round two.  But Kimbo Slice remains undefeated in MMA bouts.

To spare the kids, a low resolution picture is after the jump:

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson

 
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