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[UPDATED] Kimbo Slice Pulls Out of March 24 Boxing Bout, But Still Wants Different Fight On Card

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If you bought a ticket to see Kimbo Slice attempt to extend his professional boxing record to 4-0 with a win over Mike Glenn on March 24, you might want to get yourself a refund — that is unless you want to watch him fight a lesser opponent instead. has learned from a source close to Glenn who contacted us Tuesday afternoon that Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, has bowed out of the bout. According to the source the former UFC fighter allegedly told the promoter that he would still participate in the event if they found him another opponent, but explicitly stated that he did not want to fight Glenn.

Now the promoter is scrambling to find an opponent for Glenn, a Strikeforce vet who holds a 5-6 record in MMA, who was to make his boxing debut against Slice in the main event of the show in front of his hometown crowd at the O’Reilly Center in Springfield, Missouri in less than two weeks. FYI, the only stoppage on Glenn’s MMA record was a doctor stoppage due to a cut, so maybe Kimbo didn’t like the odds of knocking him out.

Glenn posted the following statement on his Facebook page moments ago:

“Just [want] to tell everybody that bought tixs to see me fight kimbo that he has back[ed] out of the fight… Uh, don’t know why but he has pulled out. He is still on the card, but he wants to fight someone else… Huh, weird!!! To all the people that bought tix to see me I’m sorry, it’s not my doing. Just thought I would let u all know.”

We’ll have more info as we get it, but this news doesn’t help legitimize Slice’s pugilistic career and reputation as a can-crusher. It does add to his recent double-cross experience on his resume.

Way to screw the promoter, fans and the friends and family of your opponent who were all excited for this fight, Mr. Slice. Looks like Gary Shaw was right about him.

Can’t wait to hear what $kala has to say about this one.

*UPDATE: We received the following statement from the card’s promoter, Wes Slay:

“All Kimbo ever asked for was film, from day 1. That was part of the contract. Multiple requests were made for footage. A sparring session was adequate. Multiple people, including myself, offered to film it. For whatever reason, no film was ever provided.

Mike Glenn is a talented fighter, great guy, and I believe wants the fight. I have no idea why his camp refused to provide any video other than 30 seconds of him in mount position from an MMA fight on 10/15/2011.

In an effort to keep Mike on the card, we’ve offered him a MMA fight with Ed Smith (4-5) at a catchweight of 215.”

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the silver hawaiian- March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm
I'm happy to see that the word "explicably" was properly replaced with "explicitly," however, I'm not so happy to see my post pointing it out deleted. What a bunch of asshats.
brookeglenn- March 14, 2012 at 6:19 am
By the way, I am speaking from Mike Glenn's "camp". If you would like a statement from us, please contact us at Thank you.
brookeglenn- March 14, 2012 at 6:12 am
Just so everyone is clear, we provided all the fight video we had. Mike fought for Wes during his last fight. We provided an entire fight that we had, then another fight was placed on you tube for all to see. This alleged claim that no fight footage was given is a lie. Mike does not have to provide a sparring session, that's crazy! Kimbo didn't give us any footage! Mike has never boxed. So, the fact that his MMA videos were not enough is not his fault. Wes, quit making up lies. We have every text saved that you have ever sent us. If you want this to get ugly, it will...and quickly.
fightfan- March 14, 2012 at 4:38 am
What we knew from day 1....Kimbo will only fight if he knows the other dude doesnt train seriously, is older, slower and also smaller. But if Kimbo finds out that the other guy can actually fight, he wants nothing to do with it. Kimbo refusd to fight James Mc(Im 3-7 in last 10 fights)Sweeney on TUF because he seen him kick an opponents leg real hard a bunch of times
Anhonestmoose- March 14, 2012 at 2:05 am
Wow, I knew Kimbo wasn't legit but I didn't think he was a pussy. Fighters beginning their careers fight opponents without any film every day. Quit acting like a bitch and put em up.
slapnuts8- March 14, 2012 at 12:28 am
"PCC" baby!!! Professional Can Crusher all day erryday. His slogan- Crushing Cans since '82!
frdkrgr- March 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Who's Kimbo?
SethF- March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm
*starts Seth Petruzelli chant*
spicy- March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Mikes fight for strikeforce was on the undercard. Does strikeforce broadcast their undercard?
CarmenValentina- March 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm
If Mike Glenn fought for Strikeforce wouldn't there be footage of his fights?
El Guapo- March 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm
No conspurrracy thurrry hurrr. Kimbo ain't scurrrd, he's out of shape.
The12ozCurls- March 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm
What is Rampage doing? He wants outta the UFC and Kimbo needs an opponent. Win Win.
fightfan- March 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Just like every fight he has ever had(including (J-fro & Mac french fry(or whatever they were called))....if he doesnt think he can win he wont take it.

His opponent has to be smaller, older, doesnt train regularly, out of shape, undersized HW or all the above.

You could put someone in a Batman costume & give him very beatable opponents & he is gonna be popular.
ccman- March 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Anyone who says Gary shaw was right about ANYTHING must hold still while 10 friends beat them back to their senses. So it is written. Tater nation code: article 9 section 3 right after jake sheds must be spelled sheildzzzzzz.
intercept440- March 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm
he is afraid he would get beat and lose the rest of his street cred