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Elite XC To Feature Mediocre Heavyweight Title

(Could Kimbo be getting a shiny new belt to play with?)

A championship belt is good for several things. Hitting unsuspecting rivals is one, picking up girls in the supermarket is another, but the biggest advantage lies in its ability to signify that someone has defeated the best in their field and attained the top spot. In order for that to work though, there has to be a legitimate field. Elite XC doesn’t really seem to get that last part.

Live Events President Gary Shaw said in a conference call recently that he has plans to introduce a heavyweight title some time this year, then proceeded to rattle off all of three people who might be vying for it:

“Kimbo’s there, James Thompson’s there, and obviously (Antonio) Junior Silva is right there at the top.”

Well, that sounds fun. You have a heavyweight title and three heavyweights — one of whom will necessarily lose next Saturday — to fight for it over and over again. Thrilling.

I might be more optimistic about the chances for Elite XC pulling together a strong heavyweight field if Affliction didn’t already have so many of the top non-UFC big men locked up. As it is, you have to expect that Elite would be eager to hand the belt to Kimbo Slice if he beats James Thompson. So does mean that he would then turn around and fight Silva? And then what?

Assuming Kimbo does end up with a gold and leather strap of some kind declaring him champion of the world, and assuming Elite XC can’t land any more quality heavyweights, the only sensible thing to do is to work for some kind of cross-promotion with the IFL to have Kimbo face Roy Nelson. The contrast in experience and personalities, the clash of two “champions”, it’s a no-brainer. Not to mention, the virulent racists out there would just love it.


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BiggieJ- December 12, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Kimbo is a top 10 heavy-weight boxer? What are u smoking? Don't get me wrong he's defiantly packing some power behind his punch, but he is garbage. He got knocked off his ass by a small gay white guy with pink hair in 14 seconds. He will never be championship material.
Vrax- May 22, 2008 at 5:23 pm
I'd love to see EliteXC get hold of Jake O'Brien's contract.
Bukkake- May 22, 2008 at 5:07 pm
I like your options once Kimbo "clears out" his HW division in EliteXC, which could come as soon as next week. I am only a mild racist, not really virulent with my racism, but a clash of the Champions of the two premier MMA organizations (well, according to their presidents) would be interesting. My touch of racism leads me towards thinking that Roy Nelson might have the edge on Kimbo, but Kimbo is a Top Ten HW boxer, so that has to figured into the stand-up.

It really is the only option. I mean, Bo Cantrell is kinda in a Rich Franklin quagmire, where he is a top-shelf athlete that is just stuck behind Kimbo because Kimbo seems to have his number. Since nobody seems to be calling for the incredible rematch between Cantrell and Slice, there really are few options.

Whatever he decides, Gary Shaw better zip up his track suit and start thinking about the future of this all-important belt.
Kim Couture is a cunt- May 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm
"Well, that sounds fun. You have a heavyweight title and three heavyweights — one of whom will necessarily lose next Saturday — to fight for it over and over again. Thrilling."

Turd Ferguson- May 22, 2008 at 7:57 am
Nice chest hair there kimbo. I didnt know he enjoyed a big dick through his pecks. I knew there was a reason he was "so nice"

Guess he is another queer who needs to show the world you can whip some dudes ass and also sex up some dudes ass.
andres- May 22, 2008 at 3:53 am
Kimbo vs arlovski
If Elitexc can pull some dough

Kimbo vs overeem
Crosspromotion son!

Ohhh and if rothwell would like to jump over that be nice!

¿How bout aleks?
Anonymous- May 22, 2008 at 2:06 am
first kimbo..... what are these men trying to tell us?
dedstrk- May 22, 2008 at 12:32 am
Don't forget about the dream blood pact. They could at least bring CC in to fight for the belt.
Buttflies- May 22, 2008 at 12:01 am
I cant help but notice that Kimbo is saving up a Lesnar chest cock with his black hair..pretty funny
Wad- May 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm
Nothing new. He did unusual chest-hair designs in previous fights as well.
homegrowncone- May 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm
Come on now guys. I suggest you go find yourselves some Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman fight vids before you write off EliteXC's heavyweight division. I would pay good coin to see him bang with Kimbo or Silva.
Rumbler- May 21, 2008 at 11:04 pm
Notice his chest hair design? I see something brewing here.