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Kimbo Slice’s Next Opponent to Be Announced Any Day Now


(Up next: a real fight, or a shameless hype match?)

What do you do if you’re Pro Elite and you want to distract people from the bad news regarding event cancellations and concerns that you’re on the verge of going under? You find a way to get Kimbo Slice back in the news. That may be why Elite XC is planning to announce Slice’s opponent for the October 4 event on CBS some time at the end of this week or early next week.

Eite XC representatives supposedly said that the organization is considering three possible opponents for Slice, two of which are “big names” within MMA circles. Since Brett Rogers is probably not considered a big name to anyone other than hardcore fans who want to see him test Slice, it’s fair to assume that the other two names belong to older, past-their-prime fighters.

Ken Shamrock has been rumored as a possible opponent for Kimbo, as has Don Frye. We’d like to dismiss that as idle chatter, if only it didn’t sound so much like something Elite XC would do. Brett Rogers has very cleverly put Elite XC in a position where they almost have to give him Kimbo, or at least they have to if they want to have a chance at Kimbo being taken seriously as a fighter on the rise.

Since that seems low on their list of priorities, the only thing stopping them from tossing an aged and battered Shamrock in there is probably availability and/or price. Fortunately for MMA fans, that may be enough to make the Slice-Rogers fight happen.

In other Pro Elite-related news, the brief stock price explosion is now over. The stock fell from $8.00 to $2.75 on Monday, still a small improvement from the $2.50 mark where it jumped up from on Friday. Hope you sold your shares when you had the chance. And by shares we mean that old Camaro that’s on blocks in your front lawn. And by sold we mean had it towed away before those raccoons made it into a permanent home.

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RED- August 18, 2008 at 10:33 pm
Putting Kimbo against Rogers is a doubled sided sword. On the one side you give the fans what they want but at the same time when Rogers destroys Kimbo, everybody will see Kimbo is a farce and not really care anymore. They take that chance on him losing and it forcing them into bankruptcy that much faster.

I wonder if Affliction would pick up Kimbo when Elite fails.
Brett Rogers- August 18, 2008 at 8:43 pm
Does anyone know when tickets go on sale for this event?
the lolocaust- August 18, 2008 at 7:51 pm
fucking don frye hahahaha
fucking ken shamrock hahaha

seriously? just put him in the ring with brett rodgers already so we can watch kimbo go to sleep.
god's other white meat- August 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm
make him fight a real fighter!!!
make him fight a real fighter!!!
make him fight a real fighter!!!

frye really shouldn't be in the ring any longer. i like him too much for that. shamrock shouldn't be in the ring either, but who cares about that douche.

give rogers a shot. i'd watch that.
Anonymous- August 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm
Kimbo vs Gary Shaw, Shaw may have a few pounds on him but it would be good.
Micah- August 18, 2008 at 6:32 pm
I've made this mistake before, but I actually think Shamrock would take Kimbo Slice. I've got to believe Shamrock still has enough left in him to take Kimbo to the ground and have the skills to finish him. but... like I said, I've made that mistake before in putting faith in a washed up Shamrock.
Old, Bald and Irish- August 18, 2008 at 5:56 pm
@ LOLOL

Look man, I like Kimbo. For the most part, he held his own against Thompson who is a veteran fighter. Now, after you get over 12 unanswered shots to yer noggin, the ref should have called the fight. But Kimbo has some skills. he just needs to cross over from brawler to MMA fighter. If anyone can help him on his journey, it's Bas Rutten.

Kimbo's got potential, much like a gentleman whose name rhymes with Wok Fezzner. At least with Brock, the UFC didn't just throw him cans like EXC did with Kimbo. I don't blame Kimbo for the hype as much as I do EXC. They should have given him more challenging opponents.
Juicehead- August 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm
I am going to perform a back flip when I get to watch this tremendous poser get his clock cleaned by a real fighter. It will be one of the happier times of my life. Even if its not this fight, he can't hide forever. And when it happens, I will be smiling.
LOLOL- August 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm
i remember before the thompson match, cagepotato and many followers were completely hugging kimbo's balls, saying that he would DESTROY james thompson. NUBS
Kimbo "No skills" Slice- August 18, 2008 at 4:03 pm
Hope EXC goes outta business and this fake ass fighter can get outta the limelight. His commercial with LT is a joke! EXC is a joke.
Alex- August 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm
I vote don frye, I'd love to see kimbo's face when don gives him that creepy staredown from behind his giant moustache
Certified Wanksta- August 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Ugly ass shirt
Anonymous- August 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm
I think he should fight one of the Olsen twins next.
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