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Roy Nelson Dominated Kimbo Slice on the Ground, 67-0

Roy NelsonWe all know that Kimbo Slice needs to get much, much better on the ground if he's ever going to win a fight in the UFC. But if you want to try to quantify just how much better Roy Nelson was than Kimbo when they fought on Wednesday's Ultimate Fighter, take a look at the CompuStrike stats: Nelson landed 67 strikes on the ground. Kimbo landed zero.

MMA isn't scored like Olympic boxing, so no one should read too much into stats that simply count up the total number of strikes landed. But when you see a score like 67-0, you know that Nelson simply had his way with Kimbo on the ground. This was the second time in Kimbo's MMA career that he took a huge number of shots while on the ground in side control; the same thing happened in his fight with James Thompson last year. It doesn't speak well to Kimbo's training that he didn't look like he learned much in the year between the Thompson and Nelson fights.

I still hold out a little bit of hope, though, that the Ricardo Liborio and the other coaches at American Top Team will shape Kimbo up enough to the point where he at least looks competent on the ground. Kimbo is, if nothing else, an interesting character, and it would be nice to see him learn how to be a real mixed martial artist. But the CompuStrike stats show how far he has to go.

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Kimbo Falls to Nelson
Kimbo Slice punches Roy Nelson during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.
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Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson

    Kimbo Slice punches Roy Nelson during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Roy Nelson punches Kimbo Slice during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Kimbo Slice punches Roy Nelson during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Roy Nelson punches Kimbo Slice during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Kimbo Slice punches Roy Nelson during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Kimbo Slice punches Roy Nelson during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Roy Nelson turns up the heat on Kimbo Slice during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Roy Nelson battles Kimbo Slice on the ground during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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    Roy Nelson gets his hand raised after a second-round TKO win over Kimbo Slice during the 'The Ultimate Fighter' episode which aired Sept. 30, 2009 on Spike TV.

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