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8/28/09 11:50 AM
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“I WAS AN EMBARASSMENT!”

He was once known as The Smashing Machine; a former PRIDE and UFC fighter who injected fear into everyone he fought with his devastating double-leg takedowns, a diesel-piston of a right hand and murderous ground 'n' pound. But recently even Mark Kerr admits he's been a complete joke and an embarrassment, as he told MICHAEL SCHIAVELLO exclusively for HDNet Fights.

“This is my stepping stone to redemption,” says Mark Kerr, one day out from his fight against undefeated King Mo Lawal on M-1 Breakthrough in Kansas City. “I know I have had some terrible fights and with many people I will never redeem myself but I am going to try and it starts here.

Kerr weighed in for the Lawal fight at 263lb, though he says with more preparation time he could have gotten down to 250 and aims to get to 235 within a year. Though taking the Lawal fight on only two weeks notice following the withdrawal of Lawal's original opponent – Don Frye – Kerr says he's not in Kansas City just for a pay day. He's here to fight and to prove that he is not the spent force fans think.

“I know everyone has written me off,” Kerr told HDNet exclusively. “I know people think I am a joke. I don't blame them. It has been hard for me to sit and look at myself in the mirror. I mean I wouldn't be a fan of me the way I have fought in recent times. I would never expect a fan to want my autograph any more."

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8/28/09 12:06 PM
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Wow it would be nice to see him pull it together but I just don't see him doing it.
8/28/09 12:08 PM
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 I'm obviously a loser for not seeing why Frye cancelled out (Mo would mauled him methinks...but we still love Frye.) ,  but I look forward to seeing the video from King Mo/Kerr. Good Luck to Mark Kerr, that's laying it all out there, and you HAVE TO respect a man for that. 
8/28/09 12:11 PM
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 It would be interesting if he got down to about 235. This is one of the best wrestlers of the last 30 years. Who don't forget that overnight. At around 235, I think he could be competitive against a lot of people. But at a soft 260+, the results are likely to be embarassing
8/28/09 12:18 PM
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LateStart - 2 weeks notice.. that explains why he didn't looks so good in the photos on the other thread.

Yeah, that must be the reason .. ... .. ... Yep, mmhmm..
8/28/09 12:19 PM
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhmmm yep
8/28/09 12:22 PM
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alvo69 -  I'm obviously a loser for not seeing why Frye cancelled out (Mo would mauled him methinks...but we still love Frye.) ,  
 
Frye addressed this in an interview.  M-1 kept changing the venue location. After the 4th or 5th time, Frye said it was obvious M-1 didn't have their shit together and he decided to not do business with them.  At some point he decided he'd had enough and  I don't blame him a bit.  I guess the other fighters will go along with M-1's bullshit indefinitely because they probably need the money more than Frye.
8/28/09 12:52 PM
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Frye would have gotten destroyed If he won it would have revided his career.My guess is he wasnt training hard otherwise hed have fought
8/28/09 12:54 PM
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He needs to get in touch with Randy's doctor.
8/28/09 12:54 PM
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He needs to get in touch with Randy's doctor.
8/28/09 12:56 PM
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Some of the most self-deprecating words I've ever read from a fighter. I'm pulling for Kerr to win just so he can boost his self-esteem.
8/28/09 12:57 PM
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alvo69 -  I'm obviously a loser for not seeing why Frye cancelled out (Mo would mauled him methinks...but we still love Frye.)



Without getting anyone in trouble M1 is terribly unprofessional. Things constantly change with them which wouldn't be so bad but the fighters are usually the last to know...hell Don probably found out about the change in venue from here
8/28/09 12:58 PM
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 This fight shouldn't even get sanctioned. Kerr is gonna get crushed.
8/28/09 1:07 PM
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Big ups to Kerr for stepping in on short notice. I love Frye and bought his reasoning to backing out, but didn't he just do the same shit in the other fight with Dave Herman?
8/28/09 1:12 PM
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He's not fooling anyone, he's just there for a paycheck.
8/28/09 1:13 PM
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 so didnt he have like 5 lackluster fights? suddenly hes gonna yurn it around?
i get the impression he doesnt have the motivation to do it
8/28/09 1:13 PM
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Kerr can turn it around. I am looking forward to seeing him try anyway.
8/30/09 2:19 AM
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... Damn, that didn't turn out so good.
8/30/09 2:21 AM
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Please stop Mark. 
8/30/09 2:22 AM
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8/30/09 2:55 AM
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 Hate to hear/see this over and over.

Coach and help the next gen for a steady paycheck.


8/30/09 2:56 AM
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" I mean eventually they are going to run out of opponents for Brock Lesnar, right? I want to be in a position where in a year or so they consider me for a fight like that.”

How does one respond to something like this?
8/30/09 3:57 AM
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HELWIG - " I mean eventually they are going to run out of opponents for Brock Lesnar, right? I want to be in a position where in a year or so they consider me for a fight like that.”


WOW!!! I guess that says it all
8/30/09 4:15 AM
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