Grappling display in Kimbo v Thompson

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  1. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    So...I was honestly fucking amazed at how poor these two were on the ground. I mean, there were several times Thompson (p?) could have passed Kimbo's half guard, but just kinda sat there. Just freaking sat there. Then, at least twice, Thompson had an americana screaming at him in the face, but he ignored it. Puzzling for a guy that should be above white belt level on the ground.

    Kimbo was horrible, but at least he has half an excuse because he's so new. But even given that, his trainers have got to be teaching him some basics. But he also looked like he was about mid-white belt level.

    I was watching that shit with my girlfriend, just getting all worked up over how poorly those two were wriggling around. Honestly, has anyone ever seen worse grappling in a big promotion? Ever?
     
  2. J Storm**

    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    honestly all i remember from that fight was JT's flapping ear
     
  3. yodaman

    yodaman Brown Belt

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    Both of them need some quality time in a good BJJ school. Thompson in particular, learned nothing from his stint in Xtreme Couture apparently.
     
  4. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Yes, but it's been about 10 years.

    Then again, Herring vs Kongo was pretty shameful as well.
     
  5. NinjaKilla187

    NinjaKilla187 Blue Belt

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    My god, that was the Mother of all Cauli, was it not?

    I kept waiting for it to explode like the fucking Death Star and ubscure the ring in a red haze. I am still dissapointed that it didn't.
     
  6. PikeKing

    PikeKing White Belt

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    i'm with the thread starter, i was screaming at the TV when the fight hit the ground
     
  7. spirez

    spirez Purple Belt

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    Thompson's control was awful! For someone that heavy he shouldnt have ben rolled so easy. cant remember the amount of times i shouted 'drop your fucking hips!' at the screen...

    That stand-up in the second round was bullshit though, Thompson was pounding away and they'd only been in that position for 30 seconds tops...
     
  8. MIJO

    MIJO White Belt

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    Kimbo did have a sick sweep tho, the rest was garbage
     
  9. GracieMMABarra

    GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Didn't JT train with Braulio Estima before? Thats what I heard then Braulio kicked him out of his school
     
  10. Revolution

    Revolution Purple Belt

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    As a white belt, I was offended by how horrible they looked. That entire fight was a disaster.
    And yes, Kimbo did tap.
     
  11. THeels934

    THeels934 Orange Belt

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    a sick sweep? all he had to do was bridge thanks to thompson's awful base.
     
  12. spirez

    spirez Purple Belt

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    You may be thinking of Marc Goddard who Thompson has fought twice. I'll find out though.
     
  13. alphamale

    alphamale Purple Belt

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    i think you'll find his ear did in fact explode.
     
  14. Defy

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    a second thread??
     
  15. silverline122

    silverline122 Brown Belt

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    It absolutely amazed me that a lot of people in the "big leagues" still step into the cage without the knowledge of basic BJJ...

    I could be wrong, but I got the impression that any blue belt or higher could've finished either guy on the ground
     
  16. Revolution

    Revolution Purple Belt

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    So? Kimbo tapped before he hurt JT's ear.
     
  17. maker

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    Kimbo did some "scissor sweeps"
     
  18. sdbb

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    JT's ground game was pathetic. He was getting swept by easy, basic sweeps that you can easily avoid. And he had numerous chances to lock in a Kimura but didn't take it. I'm not going to give Kimbo much slack because he's relatively new to the sport.
     
  19. GracieMMABarra

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    Maybe you're right.
     
  20. JRT6

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    I'm beginning to think Thompson quiting Team Couture was one of those quit or be fired things.
     

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