Originally Posted by zxcvbnm
Ever seen any of Kimbo Slice's or Brian Nielsen's fights?
There are also some seriously dodgy goings on in Brazil, Latvia and many African countries.
There are plenty of clear examples of fighters taking dives. Not at the top level, but when it comes to padding records there are plenty.
On the lower end it really doesn't make too much sense either. Fighters are usually hand picked to lose. If the fighter you are trying to build-up can't beat these tomato cans than he isn't worth the time and money. Once you get to TV fights, I don't see where it would ever make financial sense for a fighter to take a dive.