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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.

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Darius Denzel Wesley- September 20, 2008 at 4:51 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 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
Darius Denzel Wesley- September 18, 2008 at 11:33 pm
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
Darius Denzel Wesley- September 7, 2008 at 1:43 am
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.
the man- August 26, 2008 at 12:33 am
i'm disappointed. this is one fight i really wanted to see.
fuckin man- August 20, 2008 at 6:21 pm
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
Fedor Emelianenko instructional DVD- August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm
This can't be serious, can it? I mean, sure MMA has to approach the masses, but not in such a distasteful manner... :(
ballzzak- August 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm
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.
PotatoHead- August 20, 2008 at 2:33 pm
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!!!"
Jeff- August 20, 2008 at 1:48 pm
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.
Kimboisaclown- August 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm
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.
Aryan- August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
yea its ridiculous but what if gannon won that would suck for xc they would be finished
jim- August 20, 2008 at 6:43 am
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.
Anonymous- August 20, 2008 at 6:11 am
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!
wally- August 20, 2008 at 6:01 am
what about the homeland honcho?
lolmma- August 20, 2008 at 3:53 am
when will this kimbo shit ever end
hooligun- August 20, 2008 at 3:25 am
Didn't gann retire from the PD?
Ron The Don- August 20, 2008 at 2:29 am
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?
TysonMcneely- August 20, 2008 at 2:24 am
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.
alkatraz- August 20, 2008 at 1:44 am
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.
hooligun- August 20, 2008 at 1:32 am
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......
Sean Gannon- August 20, 2008 at 1:24 am
a cool easy 20 bucks will work for me honestly
matt- August 20, 2008 at 1:23 am
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
B- August 20, 2008 at 1:03 am
not much
hooligun- August 20, 2008 at 12:33 am
How much would they have to pay gann to take this fight?
Fedor's Step Dad- August 20, 2008 at 12:12 am
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
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