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7/24/10 12:05 PM
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FLICKFACE -  that fight was at my gym, and it was one of the most intense experiences of my life. totaly different than an MMA fight in intensity.

talk about it, if you would be so kind. i remember thinking at the time about if something could really go down in the gyms i had trained in.

i'd be interested in your take at the time

-MM
well.... i knew sean from the New England mma scene, and i used to coach no-gi at Sityodtong. basically he asked me to hold the fight at my gym in Rhode Island to avoid any problems with the Mass boxing commish.  I said no prob, i saw it as doing my part for mma.  Kimbo had been saying that he would fight anyone that wasn't a pro boxer, basically saying that everyone else was not tough enough.  

before the fight, my mat space was wide open and inviting, so i built a sturdy knee wall on the open side and tried to get as much matting on the wall as possible. 

the night of the fight, (i think it was a monday) i pick up Kimbo and his crew and we head to my gym. we get there and everyone goes off to the side,  Gannon and his crew show up and go to a back room to get ready. the two opposing camps meet in my office and finalize the rules, no kicking, no wrestling, 30 sec count IIRC.  Kimbo took the mat first, then someone (maybe lance) went and got Sean.

Sean walks onto the mat, no shake, no formalities, not even "let's do this".  Straight into the fight.  
 

let me re-watch the fight to spark my memory and i will come back to this later. and let me know if you have any questions.
7/24/10 12:15 PM
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^^^ Awesome to hear these details. Can't believe almost 6yrs went so fast... I remember paying $9.99 to see this. & Like a prior poster said, I remember the loud 'slaps' of fist meeting flesh.
7/24/10 12:55 PM
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Legend of Lee Murray - This is wild...I wish there was more of this on the UG...Gannon is a beast..I wonder how this is going to weigh on the BPD when word get's out or show's up to his shift with a few cuts and bruises!


Which TUF got you interested in MMA?
7/24/10 2:41 PM
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Legend of Lee Murray - This is wild...I wish there was more of this on the UG...Gannon is a beast..I wonder how this is going to weigh on the BPD when word get's out or show's up to his shift with a few cuts and bruises!



hmm 2010 join date tells me everything here.


Murray this is OLD ass news being discussed ..all this happened about a year or two after i joined the site...back then it was "mixed martial arts.com" back in 2002. if anything the incident actually benefitted MMA in a wild twist if u ask me lol!

i appreciate the event taking place - although at the time i was thinking the showdown would and couldve gotten ugly
REAL FAST with unpredictable outcome including death/deaths. ANYTHING couldve happened as it was risk on Kimbos side just as much as GAnnons. I am glad for the most part things were civilized to a degree of everyones welfare being in good status after all said n done.


OVErall it was a historical fight for mma as a whole despite the "illegal" aspect of the event since it was not a sanctioned fight but underground-- it was good for the sport..they are 2 heroes in my book :)
7/24/10 2:52 PM
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FLICKFACE -  Kimbo had been saying that he would fight anyone that wasn't a pro boxer, basically saying that everyone else was not tough enough.  




That is classic, never knew that. So basically he was cool to be the badass guy who would throw hands with anyone who was NOT a pro boxer? lol, puts his whole early 2000's era into a bit better focus.
7/24/10 2:53 PM
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^^ For some reason several years ago the new people lurcked a while before even joining, let alone posting a lot and let alone making threads on top of that.

Now there are so many new posters and so many of them start bad threads, build a fast post count, etc.
7/24/10 3:14 PM
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 Classic thread!
7/24/10 3:24 PM
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Smith1234 - ^^ For some reason several years ago the new people lurcked a while before even joining, let alone posting a lot and let alone making threads on top of that.

Now there are so many new posters and so many of them start bad threads, build a fast post count, etc.
Hahahahaha nicely put.
 
7/24/10 3:43 PM
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KidJustice -  Classic thread!

 
7/29/10 10:47 AM
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what's Gannon's screen name?  

edit: found it
7/29/10 12:09 PM
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Weren't Kimbo and his crew close to leaving because Gannon was taking a shit before the fight, making them wait? I seem to remember someone saying that back in the day. LOL.
7/29/10 1:31 PM
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FitchFan - 
FLICKFACE -  Kimbo had been saying that he would fight anyone that wasn't a pro boxer, basically saying that everyone else was not tough enough.  




That is classic, never knew that. So basically he was cool to be the badass guy who would throw hands with anyone who was NOT a pro boxer? lol, puts his whole early 2000's era into a bit better focus.





Uh...how is that exactly ??...He was a street level bareknuckle boxer who has never actually trained in boxing in his life....Why on Earth would he be challenging pro boxers who have been doing this their entire life ???



DUH !


His challenge was simply a challenge to street level tough guys JUST LIKE HIMSELF...and he took all comers.


Oh yeah....DUH !
7/29/10 1:33 PM
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Stryker89 - TTT for 15 mins of interwebz fame and nothing after
Which is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR more in terms of fame, money, and life experience than you will EVER do in your life...EVER...Dude came from literally nothing, became an internet sensation overnight and went on to be on TUF and fight in both Strikeforce AND the UFC.....Have fun talking shit from behind your computer screen douche.
7/29/10 1:34 PM
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...I meant Elite XC, not Strikeforce.
7/29/10 3:59 PM
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Was was an historic MMA.tv event right there - was glad I was there to see it!
7/29/10 6:19 PM
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SKARHEAD - 
Stryker89 - TTT for 15 mins of interwebz fame and nothing after
Which is FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR more in terms of fame, money, and life experience than you will EVER do in your life...EVER...Dude came from literally nothing, became an internet sensation overnight and went on to be on TUF and fight in both Strikeforce AND the UFC.....Have fun talking shit from behind your computer screen douche.



sounds about right to me not to mention movie roles...this guys set for life its sickening and all was by freaking accident lol!!
7/29/10 7:13 PM
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 This was the shit. Legend.

I've always been curious why the seconds allowed Kimbo's fat bastards to interfere.
 
7/29/10 8:20 PM
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I remember watching this on the net not long after it happened. It was clear that Gannon had far superior boxing, if he hadn't gassed he would of finished Kimbo much earlier.
Lol at the constant changing of the rules by the kimbo team, I half expected them to shout "no head-shots allowed" at one point
12/23/10 8:27 PM
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 With adrenaline flowing, I want to know how it didn't turn into one huge donnybrooke ?
12/23/10 9:10 PM
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Kenflo still post?
12/23/10 9:25 PM
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props to anyone who would go toe 2 toe BARE KNUCKLE with a beast like Kimbo... Phone Post
12/25/10 2:40 AM
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Monstersball why did the feel the need to bump a thread that is 6 years old?
12/25/10 3:25 AM
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Steamfitter - Monstersball why did the feel the need to bump a thread that is 6 years old?


Seems to me that plenty of people enjoyed reminiscing about this. The better question is why THE FUCK did you post in a 6 year old thread just to ask that?
12/25/10 3:28 AM
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 ^^^ nice and agreed

thanks for bumping this beast MB

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Fantastic bump, and KenFlo being the OP is interesting too.

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