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Kimbo Slice to Knock Out Ken Shamrock on CBS

Sherdog scores the sad scoop:

Ken Shamrock will be the fourth man to face Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson when the two icons clash at EliteXC’s third installment of “Saturday Night Fights” Oct. 4 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The headlining bout will anchor a live broadcast on CBS. confirmed the bout’s signing with multiple parties aware of the fight, while a press release is expected to circulate later today with the news. The 44-year-old Shamrock (26-13-2) beat out fellow candidates Sean Gannon and Brett Rogers, who called out Slice in May, for the coveted slot.

[*shakes head*] Okay. So first off, Ken Shamrock has lost his last five fights by first-round KO/TKO. He has a tendency to get grazed on the chin, drop to the mat with his eyes rolled up in his head, and then immediately pop up to complain when the ref stops the fight. Maybe it’s just bad luck. Maybe he’s more susceptible to flash knockouts than most all MMA fighters. Whatever the case, he shouldn’t be headlining a network television fight card. Slice vs. Rogers would be a contest that MMA fans would actually want to watch. The only question we’ll have after Slice vs. Shamrock is, will the World’s Most Dangerous Man finally retire after this one?

It’s as good a time as any to bring up this fun fact: Kimbo’s second EliteXC opponent, Tank Abbott, had lost seven of his past eight fights before stepping into the cage at “Street Certified” in February. James Thompson had lost six of his last eight when he faced Kimbo at “Primetime.” Now, perhaps because Thompson gave Slice more problems than EliteXC had expected, they’re giving him Shamrock, who like Tank, has also lost seven of his last eight. These guys are beyond “jobbers” — they’re woefully unsuccessful.

I’ve never thought that Kimbo Slice is bad for the sport of MMA, but EliteXC’s matchmaking certainly is. Obviously, the matchup is geared more to casual fans — “casual” meaning that they understand the concept of two dudes punching each other, and may have heard of the UFC — and EliteXC certainly needs big ratings on CBS in October. Still, I’m not convinced that a squash match featuring a guy whose prime is 14 years behind him is going to hook repeat business. With their landmark network television deal, EliteXC had the opportunity to spread the gospel of MMA to the unaware, and they’re squandering it under the assumption that a flashy knockout from Kimbo Slice will save their sinking ship. We’ll see if it does.

As a consolation prize, Brett Rogers — the man who should be facing Kimbo in October — will face the winner of Slice/Shamrock “sometime in the future.” EliteXC could be saving the Rogers/Slice grudge match for a pay-per-view show early next year. Meanwhile, CBS is stuck with another freak show.

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Crazy 8- October 7, 2008 at 11:06 am
From KEN SHAMROCK:Kimbo is a worthless gorilla. EliteXC are a bunch of scum bags who are bleeding money at this point. FROM CRAZY 8: DUDE DID YOU NOT SEE YOUR FACE HOW THE HELL CAN YOU TALK. Show respect to each fighter and there Organization.
Crazy 8- October 7, 2008 at 11:01 am
Kimbo is a worthless gorilla. EliteXC are a bunch of scum bags who are bleeding money at this point.
Crazy 8- October 7, 2008 at 10:52 am
And for the commentators ya'll do NOT I repeat do NOT understand a real match if you consider that a win 14 sec aint nothing I seen the video BO was not on his back but was on his knee.
Crazy 8- October 7, 2008 at 10:47 am
If he really thinks he can beat him again I say rematch one more fight will set him free of doudt.
Crazy 8- October 7, 2008 at 10:44 am
Dude did not beat KIMBO SLICE BY WAY OF KNOCK-OUT anybody with eyes in there head can see that KIMBO tripped. and before he could recover the Reff. stopped the fight. I say rematch rematch rematch rematch rematch rematch rematch rematch rematch
8- October 7, 2008 at 10:38 am
That PUSSY did not beat KIMBO SLICE BY WAY OF KNOCK-OUT anybody with eyes in there head can see that KIMBO tripped. and before he could recover the Reff. stopped the fight. I say rematch I don't believe he can beat Kimdo and do not consider that as a Win that PUSSY is a fake.
BiggzfromthaA- October 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm
Kimbo is a street brawled probably better for boxing They need some TRU heavyweights
BiggzfromthaA- October 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm
kimbo looked as if he took a dive then again I dont know because. The guy is aNNA
fighter that can use various attacks vs kimbo who is as only as good as his hands
Kimbouttime- October 4, 2008 at 4:09 am
Rutten should get away from this backyard thug fighting farce - 'specially since kimbo just go KTFO in 14 seconds ! !
Bangtime Jay- October 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm
I agree with Doug kimbo has not fought anyone that is in there prime like "HE" is I am defiantly rooting for Shamrock, But would pay thousands to see Kimbo fight Fedor.
The H lock- September 24, 2008 at 11:02 pm
The only thing that will save EliteXC is Gina Carano. I think they should have her fight Kimbo and Ken back to back. She would probably beat them both. She is that good and Kimbo and Ken are that bad. I feel bad for Ken... he just doesn't know when to stop.
Darius Denzel Wesley- September 20, 2008 at 4:48 pm
No one in the MMA or The UFC or even the boxing world can beat Kimbo Slice in a street fight and thats what it is all about yah dig this message has been posted by Darius Denzel Wesley............yah dig frigga dill frigga dil man does everyone agree man huh huh
Darius Denzel Wesley- September 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm
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cr_trinity- September 19, 2008 at 6:15 am
To you young fans who live their hopes and dreams through Kimbo: wake up and smell the shit you've chosen to immerse yourself in. Kimbo Slice is horrible for MMA. EliteXC is more WWE than MMA. I hope Nick Diaz leaves that shitheap before it goes under. Kimbo has absolutely no pugilistic skills whatsoever, his ground game is terrible and his grappling ability non existent. He knows as well as any other with a brain and pubic hair between their legs that he is all hype, with no chance whatsoever of ever being able to back that hype up. To those of you stupid enough to believe he will be allowed to join the UFC, I suggest you start waiting under your chimney for Santa Claus to come a,d give you some other gifthorses. Hopefully that pigshit fake ass Bas Rutten goes down when Kimbo does too.

And unfortunately Shamrock will take a dive like he always does, and allow Kimbo to submit him, so all of you young fans can then point to this one match and go "Look. Kimbo just tapped out a submission specialist. Shut up, Kimbo rulthz man!"
darius denzel wesley- September 8, 2008 at 3:08 am
Darius Denzel Wesley- September 8, 2008 at 3:06 am
My naMe is Darius Denzel Wesley and no ones fucking with kimbo slice i am not saying this as a fan um saying it more as a friend yah dig....
Justin says- August 29, 2008 at 1:06 am
This just in.........Elite xc bout new years eve Kimbo Slice vs. Ric Flair ohhh yea
Justin says- August 29, 2008 at 12:52 am
I think the reason Kimbo and Elite are being hated on is by many is for the same reason I think there both jokes. We finally get a chance to get some good mma fights on network tv for free and they totally ruin it. This was mma's audition, unfortunately it is poor quality fighting. Is this the best heavyweight they have? He's a joke. Kimbo would get blasted by 90% of the ufc heavys yet elite trys to convince everyone he's great by pitting him against scrubs.
Elite 1 (no relation to the company)- August 27, 2008 at 1:50 am
i like the matchup. i will be sure to have my tv tuned for this. and you know what, all you haters talkin down on elitexc and kimbo slice, your going to watch too. you can say otherwise until your blue in the face. but you are going watch. Kimbo is the man!
DeleteXC- August 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm
This organization makes me wanna vomit.
Ken Shamrock- August 25, 2008 at 2:20 pm
Kimbo is a worthless gorilla. EliteXC are a bunch of scum bags who are bleeding money at this point. If they put him up against Eddie Sanchez Kimbo would lose. What a joke, what a pathetic organization. Everyone who runs it can get hit by a truck tomorrow for all I care.
chris- August 25, 2008 at 2:11 pm
I really like Kimbo, but I would love to see Shamrock win, due to the fact he is needing to retire and is not holding out to good. Im a huge fan of fighting and really a fight is a fight . I hope it's a knock out because Kimbo says tapping is for bitches and he is easy to tap. Unfortunantly it will be a TAP.
Anonymous- August 25, 2008 at 1:47 pm
I know they are setting up Kimbo with all these types of fighters for "easy wins" for Kimbo, but IMHO, if he loses one of them, his career is over.

Kimbo doesn't have to take every fight that comes down the pipe does he? He should stand up and be a fuckin man and say "throw me someone who has a winning record"
emptyhandkiller- August 25, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Poor Kimbo.... for this fight, Ken will dig into his bag of steroids, regain the massive physique of years ago, and also get back the deranged aggresiveness that only huge doses of 'roids can give! Kimbo will see this reborn maniacal killing machine, and instantly lie on his back and tap faster than idiot Mike Goldberg could say, "It's ALL OVER!!!!"
Kappy- August 25, 2008 at 5:29 am
I think this is an entertaining match up. Rocky/Shamrock vs the new bad boy. Wouldn't be surprised if Shamrock submits the Slice. He just needs to take him down and put the moves on him. Shamrock has heart if his chin stays out of trouble.