Originally Posted by firstround-ko
Abidi was there to hurt JLB... not to win. Winning would have been nice in the grand scheme of things, but he wanted to fuck up JLB... and he succeeded.
I just wish that a Japanese ref wasn't reffing. That is the problem with K-1. Even when they are not in Japan, the Japanese refs are there and they are dodgy as fuck.
Well I don't entirely agree. Of course Abidi wanted to hurt Le Banner badly, the bad blood and rage from him towards Le Banner was rather obvious ( Paris 2003 incident ). But of course he wanted to win badly as well. He had been waiting for a long time for this fight and this was finally his chance to take the N° 1 status of France by defeating Le Banner. Him shaking his head after the fight pretty much tells the story.
Something similar happend to Hasim Rahman. Same result, same cause.