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Old 01-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #1
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Default Nigel Benn MMA fight 1985

vs Pat O'Keeffe (6th Dan Kickboxing/6th Dan Karate-Jutsu)

Only the ending and no sound

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbOjze65rmA[/ame]
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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Is that the usual attire? Look like they're wearing tracky bottoms and trainers.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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Essentially a kickboxing match. Cheers At', will check it out later
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #5
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One thing is puzzling me, what has this got to do with Chris Eubank?
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:36 AM   #6
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I didn't know Benn was a kickboxer:

The fight took place in the mid-eighties - just as Nigel went professional. No one in Kick Boxing knew of him - at the time - and I took the fight as a come-back/warm-up. The late Alan Davies, a well respected name in Martial Arts, ran
his corner.

I hadn't fought for ten months and then 18 months before that [one fight in
28 months] so although I enjoyed a reputation as a good kick boxer etc - I
was far from sharp. None of which detracts from Nigel's performance - he was
was fast and strong. He came straight out and hit me on the chin with a right hand! I didn't go down, but it was a corker of a punch.

The next few rounds were hectic - to say the least - I caught him with a
good left hook, but the long and the short of it was he was simply too fast
for me. I blocked a roundhouse from him in the first and it broke my left wrist - I was aware of some pain, but being adrenalised I wasn't aware that it was broken until after the fight, when I removed my hand/wrist bandages.

My camp were furious as they thought they had been sold a 'ringer' - but
when you climb between those ropes you have to accept things as they are.
It is not a place for children. I have no complaints - I was beaten by a
better man.

Would the fight have been any different had I had more warm up bouts - well
yes it would have been.

Would it have altered the result? Perhaps not - but it would have been more
competitive.

As for Nigel himself, I bumped into him at an international kick boxing so a
year or two later amd he was a gentleman. He came over and spoke and as his
career grew and shone, my fight with him was seen from a somewhat better
perspective.

Nigel was simply one of the best fighters ever to emerge from these shores and I view my fight with him as not so much a contest as a Battle Honour!

yours in sport

Pat O'Keeffe
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 AM   #7
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That's not mma
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:44 AM   #8
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O keefe did amazing all things considered
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #9
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One thing is puzzling me, what has this got to do with Chris Eubank?
"I've studied him so much I can taste him." - Chris Eubank on Ron Essett, '92
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #10
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"I've studied him so much I can taste him." - Chris Eubank on Ron Essett, '92

There it is.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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wow, I didnīt know that...Thanks, good video !
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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Benn working the body better than Balboa!!!
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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My camp were furious as they thought they had been sold a 'ringer' - but
when you climb between those ropes you have to accept things as they are.
What do they mean by that? That money was fixed on Benn at good odds as an unknown quantity with his backers fully aware of his capabilities?
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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MMA fight? Seems you have no clue what MMA is let alone its history.

Or maybe your just trolling.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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Is that the usual attire? Look like they're wearing tracky bottoms and trainers.
its Kickboxing with HUGE gloves, I did Kickboxing for about 8 years, thank **** I never came up against Ol' Nige

I don't think MMA existed in '85
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