Tank Abbott is a UFC legend and according to Dana White a sure-fire UFC Hall-of-Famer. He was recently defeated in emphatic fashion by Kimbo Slice, a man who like Tank himself, came to prominence fighting on the streets before climbing into the cage. Abbott spoke at length to ESPN.com about his defeat and gave his thoughts on the man who had defeated him so soundly.
Abbott On His Fight With Kimbo Slice:
I just ran into one [hard shot]. Kimbo definitely came out differently than I thought he would. He’s improved his punches; they are straighter. He didn’t come out like he did in his videos. But I was whacking him, and he wasn’t moving, like a telephone pole. Usually when I hit someone, they move.
Abbott On Kimbo’s Ability To Take A Punch:
I’m pretty strong and I was whacking him, and it didn’t seem like it bothered him at all. He was still there. I give him his due. Hindsight being 20/20, next time I would have shot on him.
Abbott On The Heavily Rumored Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Fight:
Shamrock would get his head taken off. Kimbo will just work at not getting taken down; then, Ken’s in trouble.
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