Oh, great, vengeful God (or Zorp), please let this happen. If you can allow Razor Ramone to be assisted off his wheelchair, only to be repeatedly kicked and hit with steel chairs in front of an audience of less than 500 people, then surely you can allow this to happen. In a recent interview with MMAfighting.com, none other than Art Jimmerson, the man behind the most embarrassing loss in UFC History, challenged the former Youtube sensation, MoneyTalks star, UFC fighter, and 2-0 boxer Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson to a boxing match, stating:
Kimbo, I dare you. Right now, I want you and if you give me a chance to redeem myself as far as boxing… You can’t beat a real boxer. You can’t. I mean, right now, I respect you as an MMA fighter before but boxing… night and day. I’ve been there, I’ve done that and I’ve tried MMA, I failed. So now you’re in my ring. In my ring, I can’t be beat. I don’t care if it’s Royce Gracie or Kimbo Slice. It’s been a few years (since my last boxing match) but you gotta understand, I’m in the gym every day. … I don’t see him lasting three rounds with me. I want it to happen right now, me and Kimbo Slice. I’m calling him out.
And here you thought our buddy Ariel Helwani was just a shit stirrer. Jimmerson, now 48 years young, has actually risen from the ashes of his infamous defeat to become the current head boxing instructor at the UFC gym. When asked what he thought of Kimbo’s boxing success, “One Glove” went on to call Ferguson’s opponents “trash cans,” which, in all fairness, seems about right. And far be it from us to let the fact that Art hasn’t fought since 2002 and is on a string of 8 TKO losses (with 1 DQ thrown in) dating back to 1997 stop this match-up from happening. Because no amount of watching Tank Abbott continue his downward spiral will satiate our appetite for freak show fights, especially since we found out that the Ken Shamrock/James Toney match would not be going down. That left us really empty inside.
So, on an anticipation scale of 1 to 10, 1 being Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Fulton 2, and 10 being Zimmer vs. Martinez 2, how stoked are you for this fight? Take the weekend to think this one over, Potato Nation.