Saturday, August 16, 2008

Exclusive Clip of New Nike Commercial Starring Kimbo Slice


Nike is getting ready to roll out an ad campaign called "Train Like LT". In this clip Kimbo Slice gets some love training with Tomlinson in a back yard. Some MMA fans might be angered by Slice being in a Nike spot because he has not paid his dues yet as a fighter. To a large segment of diehard fans he is seen as a sideshow and not a legitimate Mixed Martial Artist. The fact remains, though, he is extremely recognizable and popular with casual MMA fans. I think we need to put aside our problems with him and just be happy a fighter is being used in a Nike ad. The more big companies like Nike take notice of MMA fighters, the better it is for the sport. It cannot survive as a subculture and needs mainstream popularity.

7 comments:

becks538 said...

For some reason, I could definitely see his little sister driving that car.

WFitz3 said...

Yardbarker Network seems to be paying off. Do you think they treat all the sites this good at the start?

cornu said...

n/o but how much will they overhype that kimbo guy?

it's like omg...

anyway, i just found out about your blog and i wanted to say great job to the author for the great indepth analyses

keep it up!

dachrach said...

Other MMA sites spreading the video around not giving credit to Rear Naked. What a bunch of wimps. They wonder why people come to this site so much already and it is because of stuff like that. Those sites are so paranoid about losing readers. Give credit where credit is due, that is all I'm saying.

lionit said...

Doesn't surprise me. Rear Naked is the only one who calls people out on things like advertising and than there was the WAMMA thing. Look at the people in WAMMA. They all run the MMA sites. No wonder they hate this site.

becks538 said...

It is funny how paraniod sites get of one another. Some won't even put up links to good stories from the other. Readers know what sites are out there. You can't hide them.

VJ Rabid said...

Good stuff, dude.

Those guys are having a BBQ in the background nonchalantly - LOL.