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    Default Hasim rahman: "kimbo would get knocked out"

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    By Percy Crawford | February 26, 2009

    "All fights start standing up, which is my advantage. Kimbo would get knocked out trying to take me to the ground. A lot of people forget I was a street fighter before I became a boxer. I was so good at fighting on the street, people said you should start boxing," stated former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman as he talks about a move into the world of mixed martial arts and a possible fight with Kimbo Slice. Check out what else he had to say.

    PC: How has everything been going Rock?

    HR: Everything is going great.

    PC: So you're making the move over to MMA. Is this something you have been thinking about for awhile?

    HR: No. I am a fighter. I am open to all opportunities.

    PC: Obviously you follow MMA to want to make this move. How long have you been a fan of the sport?

    HR: I don't follow MMA, but it's obviously a force to be reckoned with. I am open to all fights.

    PC: When would you like to make your debut and have you talked to any organizations?

    HR: Soon as someone is man enough to fight me. We are talking to a lot of organizations.

    PC: You obviously have the standup skills to box with anyone. Once you start training, will you train everything but hands since you have that skill down already?

    HR: I am ready to fight anyone. I will prepare in the best way to overcome any obstacle.

    PC: Where would you like to train your MMA techniques at? Do you have a gym picked out already?

    HR: I am preparing at a private gym.

    PC: Does this mean you're done boxing and will be fighting mixed martial arts full-time now?

    HR: Absolutely not. I will entertain fights in either arena.

    PC: You took the Klitschko fight on very short notice and still went 7 rounds. Do you think it's tougher to fight twelve 3-minute rounds of just punching or three 5-minute rounds of punching, kicks, takedowns and submissions?

    HR: Both are very tough.

    PC: I know you're pursuing a fight with Kimbo Slice, but would you take that fight as your MMA debut?

    HR: Absolutely!

    PC: How do you see a fight between you and Kimbo playing out?

    HR: I see him getting knocked out quick!

    PC: This is actually a fight where most people would feel he has an advantage on the ground. How do you feel about that?

    HR: All fights start standing up, which is my advantage. Kimbo would get knocked out trying to take me to the ground. A lot of people forget I was a street fighter before I became a boxer. I was so good at fighting on the street, people said you should start boxing.

    PC: Is there any way possible Kimbo stands and bangs with you for 15 minutes?

    HR: He wouldn't have the heart to do something stupid like that.

    PC: Is there going to be a process to where you will have to throw your punches differently with the 4 oz. gloves?

    HR: I will prepare in the best way to overcome my obstacles.

    PC: Thanks for your time my man. Good luck in pursuing a career in MMA. Put the MMA heavyweights on notice my man!

    HR: Thanks Percy! Thanks for letting everyone know of the upcoming storm ahead. God willing, I can deliver the most devastating KO's the fans have ever seen.

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    Snakerattle79 thank you once again for keeping us informed and posting the breaking news in MMA. You are a credit to this site. Please keep up the great work.
    Lets go Brent!

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    "PC: You obviously have the standup skills to box with anyone. Once you start training, will you train everything but hands since you have that skill down already?

    HR: I am ready to fight anyone. I will prepare in the best way to overcome any obstacle.
    "
    Seems supremely confident for a guy who has never defended leg kicks, submissions, or take downs.
    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

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    Default Re: Hasim rahman: "kimbo would get knocked out"

    Is there a worse bckground for MMA than boxing?
    How many successful fighters have started from a pure boxing background.
    I remmeber Marcus Davis being touted as being originally a boxer. I can't think of any others.

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    I cant say that I disagree with the title of the thread.
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    Based in this interview, Rahman's not a particularly eloquent man.

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