Helping little shits

I believe that as the sport of MMA grows, it can help in much the same way as boxing does, as a way for “high-risk” kids to get themselves out of trouble and out of poverty. Obviously, training in MMA is in no way a guarantee of success or of anything, really. But it is a good way for kids to focus their energies and do something positive with themselves. Besides, I think kids with serious problems can relate to punching stuff better than they can relate to knitting or painting or whatever.

So thanks to the MMA show, a video podcast I found on Itunes (under the title The Ultimate Podcast), written, hosted, edited, presented, thought up by, music by, titles by and whatever by some creepy dude called Gary Alexander, I learned about Black Mat MMA. 

Basically they help fucked up kids do something positive with themselves and train MMA, with the dream of fighting, and winning, one day.

It seems to be a good charity, and one I want more people to know about. Just check out the website to read up on it.

Bas Rutten, Kimbo Slice, at al made an appearance at the gym, which looked like a lot of fun. Check it out.

Kimbo is the Real Deal


Just wanted to say that.

I know the general opinion is that we can’t consider Kimbo the real deal yet because he hasn’t defeated a legitimate MMA heavyweight.

But Jesus Christ, just look at him! The man is an intense bundle of explosive energy, aggression, and technique. The penultimate punch that rocked Abbot scared the bejesus out of me. (at 7:05 in the youtube vid) He coiled right, then sprang forward almost faster than my monitor could handle, and it landed clean on Abbot’s jaw.

I believe Kimbo has the strength, the aggression, the chin and the technique to go a long, long way. I’d like to see him graduate from EliteXC and fight in the UFC (ugh I feel dirty for saying that… I want more than anything for other organisations to get big enough to really compete with the UFC, but right now, the UFC is it in terms of mainstream American MMA.)

You read it here first: Kimbo Slice is for real. I’m not saying he will never lose… a big guy with a good chin and a solid submission game can give him a lot of trouble. But the man is fierce!