Is this dude for real? - The legendary Tim Papp

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  1. Koloth

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    Behold the awesomeness:
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Tim-Papp-52653

    Note that he got defeated by DaDa 5000 in one of the most horrible but luckily short fights I've ever seen:


    Also, his only victory happened because his opponent got DQ'd...

    Now I know that sometimes people are brought in just to lose to build up someone elses name. Pride was full of that shit. I also know that some of these guys get paid to take a dive. But I've never seen a guy who kept this shit up for four years, getting KO'd/TKO'd over and over again. WTF dude? There is absolutely no way they could pay him enough to make getting KO'd over and over again against no-names worth it. So... is he serious? Is he still going for his MMA dream?

    I'm speechless...

    EDIT: This dude is the gift that keeps on giving. Check out his fight vs Louis Savarese and what the promotion for that one was called. Then check out Savarese's record. What the serious fuck?
     
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    Yes when this was announced, I figured brawler vs brawler but leaned Kimbo due to his experience.

    Then I looked up Dada. He won both fights but looked bad. One opponent is like 0-5 and then there is this guy who as you said only won by DQ. This one was particularly bad. Both looked bad, there was one of the worst standups ever, and the tale of the tape said Dada was a "heavytweight" and Papp was 5'6", 125 lbs. Seems like a solid promotion.

    After that I am confident Kimbo wins easily.
     
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    But what does this Papp dude get out of this except health problems? I cant see a guy at his level getting more than 2000$ per fight, probably quite a bit less. Who the fuck would keep going at MMA if you suck this badly? At least a guy like Bob Sapp made big business out of losing fights versus big-name fighters...
     
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    Apparently he had to lose to Greg Nagy and Bo Cantrell for the privilege of fighting Dada 5000.
     
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    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Joe-Kavey-17859

    there are some more guys with simillar records.

    not trying to bash these fighters tho. i respect their fighting spirit.
     
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    Some guys do. The sport needs them. I work with a guy who's winless in his amateur career with 5 or 6 fights yet he's still super into it. I give him props because I've never got in there and he has a couple kids and a full time job so not much time to train. He does what he can and gets in there to scrap it out.
     
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    Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch comes to mind. Most loses in MMA.
     
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    I admit this does confuse me... I dont believe the experience of getting fucked up again and again can be pleasurable, right? And he wont get paid much... So does he just enjoy training and preparing for fights? But it sounds more like a lot of stress with his job and family... Is his goal to just get one win, taste that sweet feeling and then close that chapter of his life? I could understand and respect that (even though it is of course dangerous..)... What's his take on all that?
     
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    Goddamn, talk about a murderer's row in that guy's first 10 fights, especially given his apparent skill level:

    Nik Lentz, Sam Morgan, Jake Ellenberger, and Brock Larson.
     
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    There is a promotion full of these guys, Xplode Fight Series.
     

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