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Oh Hell No: Kimbo Slice to Face Sean Gannon?


(This seems like something we should relive on network television, right?)

The rumor mill has been churning this week as to who Elite XC will get to take on Kimbo Slice on their October 4 CBS event, which is being called something of a make-or-break show for the organization. In a new article on Si.com, Josh Gross adds another name to the list: Sean freaking Gannon.

As in, the Boston cop who defeated Slice in an ugly, amateurish brawl back in 2004. As in, the guy who later got a shot in the UFC, only to be trounced by the unremarkable Brandon Lee Hinkle. As in, the guy who is officially 1-1 in MMA competition. That Sean Gannon.

Gross says that difficulty signing Ken Shamrock and concerns that undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers would actually beat Kimbo (apparently that’s enough to nix an opponent for Slice) are making the Gannon bout a very real possibility at this point.

There are many, many reasons why this is an idiotic idea. To name just one, Gannon isn’t an MMA fighter. He hasn’t competed since 2005, doesn’t seem to be actively pursuing a career in the sport, and hasn’t done anything that would suggest he should be fighting professionally on CBS. He’s just a tough guy who once fought and outlasted Kimbo back in his street brawling days. In other words, this fight would be a major step back for MMA, not to mention one that would happen on network TV.

Let’s all hope that this is nothing more than a vicious, hateful rumor. Let’s hope that when Elite XC executives hear of it, they scoff out loud. Let’s hope that when Brett Rogers hears of it, he doesn’t murder whoever is closest to him. Let’s hope, but let’s not be too shocked if it turns out to be true.

Comments

  1. Jeff Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 09:51


    FIRST!
  2. Aaron Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 10:10


    ^^^ WTF? Elite XC can't keep babying Kimbo along and expect the fans to respect him or the organization for it. While I don't thing sending Kimbo to the slaughter house would be the smartest thing considering the marketing money they have pumped into Kimbo, they should at least present some sort of challenge for him. He is an MMA newb, but he needs to walk the walk at some point. He is a humble guy for the most part, but you can't market him as much as Elite XC has and then just put Gannon in front of him.
  3. Shady Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 10:19


    Could anyone expect anything less from Elite XC? They're a joke and everyone knows it. It's looking as though this "make or break" show for Elite XC is actually going to break it. Well, i'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway.
  4. Bdizzle Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 10:25


    If anything I think Gannon should have been Kimbo's first pro fight, it kind of seems like they want to prove that Kimbo training actually works and he's a better fighter now....
  5. airipsus Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 10:55


    fuck you bas if you are still training this piece of shit
  6. Dildo_Slice Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:09


    Still to this day i don't consider kimbo to have a professional fight. I call upon everyone to not tune in to this shitty event. my point is, is we should all unite to never watch an elite xc event ever again to put this shitty organization into the ground once and for all. They are sending mma back by many years, so let us all take part in sending them into the dirt. make them pay for this travesty, who the fuck is with me.
  7. FilmDrunk Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:16


    Nothing against Kimbo who seems like a good guy and might be a good fighter someday, but give me a fucking break. At least the UFC makes Lesnar fight real fighters. This guy's never going to get better if they keep feeding him cans, and having fights like this on network TV is just bad for the sport.
  8. Kissenger Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:33


    ... and Gary Shaw said that Kimbo was a top 10 striker. So sad. Kimbo: eat shit! Same goes for Gary and 'Skala' Shaw (and Bas too, for associating himself with this mess).
  9. Joe Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:41


    Give him Brett Rogers! WTF!
  10. Joe Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:43


    Holy Shit! Kimbo got in a little fight with Brett! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwuTVXUMpc
  11. hahaha Says:

    Tue, 08/19/08 - 11:54


    what an effing joke. is it any wonder the general public does not think highly of MMA and the sport is having trouble losing the "human cockfighting" label? i don't have anything against kimbo, but he needs to face a real opponent to have any credibility. broadcasting him vs. gannon will just reinforce the fringe reputation the sport needs to shed. shit, on second thought why not make him fight all the other tomato cans he used to illegally smack around behind taco bells. bring back the fat dude with the baby dreads!!! i'd like to see him fight rogers, but that would expose elite for the turd in a bucket that they are.
  12. Fedor's Step Dad Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 12:12


    Please contact elite XC and tell them what a horrible idea this is. Kimbo needs to be gradually moved up, not back. http://www.proelite.com/contact
  13. hooligun Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 12:33


    How much would they have to pay gann to take this fight?
  14. B Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:03


    not much
  15. matt Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:23


    i dont really think elite xc cares about bringing along kimbo at this point skill wise, i think they all they care about is drawing more viewers so they dont look like a one hit wonder, at this point if their next cbs show is a do or die for the company because even with the tv deal they are still losing money and if they cant draw alot of viewers on network tv their is no way they will say many ppv's and that is the main way mma organizations make their money such as the ufc who is thriving because of their ppv success
  16. Sean Gannon Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:24


    a cool easy 20 bucks will work for me honestly
  17. hooligun Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:32


    Honestly I would fight kimbo. But not for 20 bucks. 20 grand and I'm in but I don't expect anyone to pay to see a 10 second KO. So I don't see gann vs kimbo......
  18. alkatraz Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:44


    why does everyone hate this fight they both have the same amount of fights kimbo 3 and gannon 2.you kimbo haters just want him to fight so he can lose and u can all say he sucks.he is only in his 3rd fight going on 4.who did chuck liddel fight in his 3rd fight,who didi gsp fight in his 3rd fight?what great fighter had a world class opponent in his 3rd fight other than brock lesnear.lay off the guy all ready.many of u people are just negative and love to see people fail because you r unhappy with your own lives.
  19. TysonMcneely Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 02:24


    Gannon trains at my gym. He said he's been offered the Kimbo fight multiple times from Elite, but he said he doesn't want to take it b/c the Boston PD (his employer) frowns upon it and might fire him. He didn't say anything about this rumor today, but I will ask him next time I see him. Also, while he is certainly no Black Belt, his JJ is much better than Kimbo's and if the fight went to the ground, Kimbo would be done.
  20. Ron The Don Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 02:29


    It's no secret that Elite XC doesn't have the deep roster that the UFC has. However, it's no excuse for them not to find a quality opponent to prove Kimbo Slice is the real deal. Let's be honest, is anyone really excited about this match? IMHO, I'm not. They could have ask Justin Elier to fight him, but he's dropping to 205 after losing to Antonio Silva. Remember that former Pride FC Heavyweight that was mentioned to fight of the Elite XC Heavyweight Title? How about the dude who beat the dude who beat Ken Shamrock? I'm wondering who's in charge of Elite XC, and when will they stop giving Kimbo another freak show match?
  21. hooligun Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 03:25


    Didn't gann retire from the PD?
  22. lolmma Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 03:53


    when will this kimbo shit ever end
  23. wally Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 06:01


    what about the homeland honcho?
  24. Anonymous Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 06:11


    People are so negative...now imagine if Sean Gannon WON! or if it was at least an exciting fight! That would be crazy! I wouldn't pay for it, but I'd be watching it the next day on them intertubes that's for sure!
  25. jim Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 06:43


    brilliant! kimbos next fight to be against rastaman who appantly been trainin hard and now punches with his thumbs outside the fist! rumour has it that kimbos next fight will be against A CGI DINOSAUR!!!! only kimbos hard enough to take a real cgi dinosaur! if he wins he's promised to call another three of his children kevin.
  26. Aryan Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 10:59


    yea its ridiculous but what if gannon won that would suck for xc they would be finished
  27. Kimboisaclown Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 12:49


    If you look liddell fought jeremy horn (3rd fight) and gsp (at least his 3rd ufc fight anyway) was matt hughes, sean gannon vs. kimbo would be a disgrace to mma at this point.
  28. Jeff Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 01:48


    I'm predicting the fight will go in Kimbo's favor by any means necessary because EliteXC is shady, but if that wasn't the case and Gannon trained his ass off from now till October he would whoop Kimbo's candy ass again.
  29. PotatoHead Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 02:33


    Since Kimbo's "career" seems perfect for tabloid sensationalism... here's a possible headline: "KIMBO SLICE TO BATTLE THE GHOST OF UNBORN BABY MURDERED BY RAMPAGE JACKSON!!!"
  30. ballzzak Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 03:01


    i got my money on the dead baby ghost...kimbos a horrible mma fighter. gannon would beat him for the second time if they had a rematch.
  31. Fedor Emelianenko instructional DVD Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 05:21


    This can't be serious, can it? I mean, sure MMA has to approach the masses, but not in such a distasteful manner... :(
  32. fuckin man Says:

    Wed, 08/20/08 - 06:21


    why is he so popular anyway because he beat the shit out of a bunch of wanabe hard men on the street that carnt not knock a kipper off a greasy fucking plate.he does not have a ground game no gas tank his stricking is slow and stiff he is old he is not gona get any better probly every fighter in the ufc hw division cud beat him easy he beat tank abbot and thinks he is the man not a brock fan but brock would rape his afro ass.after a fight he goes gotta get my bread they should twat a loaf round his fuckin head and tell him to piss off give him a real fight and say bye bye to the cunt i dont no how bas sleeps at night i like bas but bas must no that he cud kick the shit out off kimbo and he has been retired years
  33. the man Says:

    Tue, 08/26/08 - 12:33


    i'm disappointed. this is one fight i really wanted to see.
  34. Darius Denzel Wesley Says:

    Sun, 09/07/08 - 01:43


    this is Darius Denzel Wesley calmly saying DID YOU U C SEE HIS FUCKING FACE KIMBO SLICE HITS TOO HARD JUST LIKE MIKE TYSON GOD DAMN.
  35. Darius Denzel Wesley Says:

    Thu, 09/18/08 - 11:33


    Kimbo Slice ruin Sean Gannons face like come on Kimbo Slice why did you U have too mess the mans face the guy was already ugly this message has been posted by Darius Denzel Wesley
  36. Darius Denzel Wesley Says:

    Sat, 09/20/08 - 04:51


    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 IK know kimbo slice can beat sean gannon now it was just that sean gannon kept neeing kimbo slice ........................................that bitch I hate Sean Gannon
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