Mixed Martial Arts has been on the uprise for the past few years. And it’s growing larger, still yet, to this day. Especially now that Kevin Ferguson, the latest MMA phenom, is making his way into the sport.
I guess you may be sitting there, thinking, “Who in the hell is Kevin Ferguson?” You may know him as Kimbo Slice. The YouTube legend, hall of famer, idol. Being known by his incredibly backyard brawls that were taped by friends and average watchers of fights, Kimbo Slice made a name for himself by bashing up ‘homies’ in not only backyards, but in alleyways and street corners.
Kimbo — who I’ll refer to as KS for now on — defeated the 46-year-old Ray Mercer in his pro-exhibition MMA debut in 1:12 (one minute, twelve seconds).
KS’s a brawler — a tough top game that features hard hits and heavy arm knocks. His chest is virtually made of steel. The 34-year-old Slice made mince meat out of Mercer by simply overpowering him.
However, the knock on KS is his ground game. All of his critics will tell you that. But why is it verboten for him to learn it? That’s what I don’t understand. What if he develops the ground game, and balances it with his tough, heavy hitting top game? We’ll see.