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Report: Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander Will Meet at a 215-Pound Catchweight


("Which hand’s the penny in, motherfucker? WHICH HAND?!?")

From nwitimes.com via MMA Junkie:

Several published reports have surfaced in recent weeks indicating [Kevin "Kimbo Slice"] Ferguson will take on light heavyweight striker Houston Alexander sometime after the conclusion of [TUF's] 10th season. The Times has learned from a source close to the Alexander camp that the fight has indeed been agreed to and that it will be contested at a special heavyweight catch weight of 215 pounds on "The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale" on Dec. 5 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.
 
According to the source, the fight was originally going to take place at light heavyweight. But Ferguson, the source said, is not able to make the drop to 205 pounds, and the two fighters agreed to the bout at 215 pounds. Ferguson weighed in at 230 pounds for his fight with Nelson on the show, which was filmed over the summer. And on a media conference call two days before that episode aired, he said he was then just short of 235 pounds.

For several weeks, previews for upcoming episodes of the UFC’s Spike TV reality series teased to Ferguson maybe getting another crack after his loss to Nelson, perhaps subbing in for an injured teammate. It hasn’t happened, and with just one more first-round fight left, airing on Wednesday, that likelihood is slim.

Well that of course assumes that Kimbo wouldn’t be chosen as an injury replacement during the quarterfinal round, and I don’t see why he wouldn’t be, considering the season was basically created around him. But even if he does come back in to bang again, the fact that he’s fighting Houston Alexander at the TUF 10 finale suggests that he probably lost that hypothetical fight as well.

So anyway, not only does Kimbo get the most ideal style matchup in Houston Alexander, he also doesn’t have to kill himself trying to cut 25 pounds for the fight — another generous advantage for the Miami Pound Machine. But since he’ll be cutting weight for the first time in his life, some pundits remain skeptical. Barrett Hooper of FiveOuncesofPain with the verbal assault:

I’m not sure he’ll even be able to cut 15 pounds. Let me rephrase that: I don’t know if Slice has the discipline needed to cut 15 pounds, that he has the mental fortitude required to curb his diet, to push away from the dinner table, to starve and dehydrate and sweat in those final days and hours before the weigh-in. For most fighters 15 pounds is a cakewalk, a few hours in a sauna wearing a sweatsuit. But Slice isn’t most fighters. He’s never had to cut weight before, so who can say how he will handle it?

Ouch. You hear that, Kimbo? Here’s your chance to shut up all the haters and prove that you’re a real fighter. I know, TUF 10 was supposed to be your chance to shut up all the haters and prove that you’re a real fighter, but that obviously didn’t work out so well, so this catchweight fight against Houston Alexander is really, for real, your very last chance to shut up all the haters and prove that you’re a real fighter. Make us proud, buddy.

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meanfinger- November 3, 2009 at 9:16 am
theres noo way either man can b counted out in this fight. they only way i would b shocked is if it end in submission.. i'd just b dissapointed if it went to desicion.. but couldnt blame em for it ending up as a boxing match.. the loser prolly gets the boot.
831 Son- November 3, 2009 at 8:57 am
I know, how can anyone forget his sons face when he lost to Seth. But everyone is counting him out for no good reason.
Zenom- November 3, 2009 at 6:24 am
@831 Son

Don't forget Kimbo also lost to Seth Petruzelli. It's not like Roy Nelson was Kimbo's first loss and to a former IFL HW Champ.
Fight Fan- November 3, 2009 at 5:32 am
Don't even bother if you're considering a foray in the HW division and fight at less than 250.

AussieJosh- November 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm
I almost kinda feel sorry for Kimbo....I mean....
He would be a HUGE light heavy! It would be Very HARD for anyone one of his size to cut to 205 not to mention unhealthy! But as a heavy wight he is kinda small!?....
I think he needs to stop liftling heavy weights to drop some of that muscle in order to drop to 205.
Chri534.- November 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm
I think this fight can be best described as the coin toss knockout of the year.
DrZsbl- November 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Houston gonna knock him out easy.
knee_strike- November 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm
@reddog

LOL! Agreed.
reddog- November 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Double fatality would be the preferred outcome.
Downrite- November 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm
Double knockout 8 seconds in, one doing the stanky leg and the other the stiff arm air punch.
Smitty- November 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm
@ youngblood
"I has'd all these gold teefs in my grill" made me laugh my fuckin ass off!!!
831 Son- November 2, 2009 at 4:44 pm
^That song slaps with my two 12's.

But anyway, I think Kimbo will take this for sure. I dont think it will be that hard for him to cut weight either, especially if he just does it ahead of time unlike these other idiots that wait to the last week to drop like 25 pounds. I dont see Houston winning this, unless he can wrestle kimbo and hold him down. All you guys that are hating on Kimbo just because he got beat by Roy are retards. Any very strong wrestler can most likely beat Kimbo, but Houston isnt close to that. If this is going to be a stand up war, which it is, then I can guarantee that Kimbo will knock him out.
for the love of mma- November 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm
rear view mirror, jumbo DICE !! Trunk hits hard like KIMBO SLICE!!! ARE THE RIMS BIG,DO IT RIDE GOOD? CLEAN ON THE OUTSIDE,CREAM ON THE INSIDE!!!!!!







SING IT WITH RHYTHEM BITCHES!!!!!
just some dong- November 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm
So they made this a catch weight just for Kimbo's benefit? Doesn't seem like it'll help Houston, who makes 205.
xFenixKnightx- November 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Fuck a Kimbo Slice! -WM

agentsmith- November 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm
If Kimbo walks around at only about 230, I bet Alexander would show up at about the same if the fight was at heavyweight and he didn't have to cut.

So why specify a catch weight at all if it's still within the HW range? To force Kimbo to cut weight for the first time in his life, that's why. Smart move by Alexander.
Clyde- November 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm
That's ridiculous EFB. Flying omoplata is far more likely.
El Famous Burrito- November 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm
This one ends quickly. They circle for 15 seconds or so. Then Houston Alexander says "Holy shit! Is that your belly button!?!?"

Flying armbar from Kimbo

Goldberg: "And it is all over!"

google- November 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm
last 2 before youngblood, WTF?
MachidaVsSilva- November 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm
Kimbo should just go into acting or body building. I'll definitely tune in to see him get his ass kicked a few more times but I wouldn't PPV it. My prediction for the fight, Houston by cardio. LOL@google. Okay, Kimbo pulls out with a sprained beard.
youngblood- November 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm
I'm in on the pool.

I got the Ferg, pulling out 4 days before the fight due to a "dental emergency." I mean with the price of gold at over $1000 per oz it's only an matter of time before he melts down that 'grill' of his and mails it in to that place with the infomercial.

I can see the commercial now, "I has'd all these gold teefs in my grill and was a lil' short on paying the billz.... So I's sent themz in and fo' days later I's got this check fo $318.27. Thankz Billz fo' Grillz... Ya Feel Me?!"
omunto- November 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm
@King_KP
A sack of shit dehydrated or a dehydrated sack of shit? Because one is contains significantlymore stank then the other.
King_KP- November 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Kimbo doesn't exactly have an endless gas tank, who cares if he will be able to drop the pounds. He can hardly fight when he doesn't have to cut weight, this guy is gonna be a sack of shit dehydrated, honestly.
TacoMafia- November 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm
yeah u prob right goog.....playing football with the cousins over Thanksgiving
omunto- November 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm
@google

Kimbo via "food poisoning" 7 days out (aka 20 pounds over weight)
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