Monday, December 15, 2008

Recent Kimbo Slice News

Is there any recent news about Kimbo Slice? I can't find anything new about him.

Is Kimbo Slice still training to fight in MMA?

Is Kimbo Slice ever going to fight again?

Is Kimbo Slice even still alive?

Ok that last one was sort of a joke. I am pretty sure he is still alive but it seems he has dropped off the face of the planet after his loss to Seth Petruzelli back in October.

Every website dedicated to Kimbo Slice that I have visited has no new updates or news about him. I can only assume he is still training and plans to fight again. One loss couldn't have ended his career. Or did it? I guess at this point nobody really knows.

He was an EliteXC fighter and they are no longer in business so maybe the problem is that he has nobody to fight for. Surely one of the other MMA fighting organizations would have some interest in picking him up. Just for the publicity if nothing else.

Well, as soon as I hear anything about Kimbo Slice I will post it here. If anyone who is reading this has some news please post a comment below to let us all know what is going on. Thanks!

Friday, October 24, 2008

EliteXC Shuts Down and Files Bankruptcy

When Kimbo Slice lost to Seth Petruzelli on October 4th, 2008 it sent EliteXC into a world of hurt.

The unexpected outcome of this Kimbo Slice fight, combined with allegations of them influencing Seth Petruzelli to fight a certain way, and the significant debt incurred by parent company Pro Elite has caused the subsequent cancellation of the November 8th event, and Pro Elite to cease operations.

On October 20, 2008, Pro Elite, the parent company of EliteXC, informed its employees and fighters that they are shutting down. As of October 21, 2008, the company plans to file for bankruptcy protection and all future events have been cancelled.

A breakdown in the negotiations with Showtime Networks to purchase Pro Elite resulted in the company's funding to disappear, forcing them out of business.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kimbo Slice Got Rocked

Kimbo Slice was knocked out in 14 seconds last night by Seth Petruzelli.

Seth stepped in at the last minute to fight Kimbo Slice because his scheduled opponent, Ken Shamrock, was hurt working out earlier in the day.

Seth Petruzelli caught Kimbo with a punch on the jaw and when he fell to his knees, Petruzelli delivered several punches that caught a defenseless Slice. The referee was forced to step in and stop the fight. This was the first time he has been defeated in his MMA career.

What does this mean now for Kimbo Slice? Is he really just all hype? Is his professional fighting career already over before it even had a chance to really get started? All I know is that this definitely was a big setback for his MMA career.

I'm sure he will come back and fight again but I am not sure he will be so highly regarded until he can prove himself against a worthy opponent.

It really would have been good to see him fight Ken Shamrock. Maybe they will fight sometime soon.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kimbo Slice Fights Tomorrow Night

This is just a quick reminder that the next Kimbo Slice fight is tomorrow night against Ken Shamrock.

It's an EliteXC fight on CBS.

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 06:00pm

I'm sure the Kimbo Slice fight won't be until pretty late but there are some other great fights to watch before the main event. Fighting starts at 6:00pm and it's on CBS.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

EliteXC Fight Card 10/04/08 - The Next Kimbo Slice Fight and More!

Here's the fight card for the EliteXC fights on CBS October 4, 2008. Some of the fighters you will recognize but most of them aren't very well known.

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley

Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobald

Murilo Rua vs. Benji Radach

Cristiane Justino vs. Yoko Takahashi

James Edson Berto vs. Mike Aina

Robert McDaniel vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Seth Petruzelli vs. Aaron Rosa

Lorenzo Borgomeo vs. Mickey Gomez

David Gomez vs. Nicholas Cardella

David Martinez vs. Nicolae Sinicio

It should be a good night of fighting. I really can't wait to see the Kimbo Slice versus Ken Shamrock fight, and the Gina Carano fight because she is HOT!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Kimbo Slice's Next Fight Is Against Ken Shamrock

Kimbo Slice vs Ken Shamrock is scheduled for October 4, 2008 and will be shown on CBS.

Yes, you read that right, the next Kimbo Slice fight will be against the MMA and UFC legend Ken Shamrock!

Some people are disappointed because Shamrock hasn't won a fight in quite a while. However, he is one of the most well known MMA fighters and is a pioneer of the sport. Ken was a big part of the success that UFC has become today. He may be well past his prime but he's no pushover. They don't call him "The World's Most Dangerous Man" for no reason. It should be a good fight.

I do think that Kimbo Slice will beat Ken Shamrock because he hits like a ton of bricks and has been working more and more on his ground game, but I don't think it will be an easy fight. In his prime Ken Shamrock would have destroyed Kimbo Slice because he is so much more well-rounded and knows the sport of MMA a lot better. He's also badass! But these days he is a far cry from the fighter he once was.

There's probably not much doubt that EliteXC picked Ken Shamrock for Kimbo Slice's next fight because they want Kimbo to win, and they think Shamrock is washed up and won't present much of a threat to him. From EliteXC's point of view, Ken Shamrock is the perfect opponent for Kimbo Slice because he is a big name in the sport of MMA, but Kimbo has a good shot at beating him in this fight.

About being scheduled as Kimbo's next opponent Shamrock said, "I am absolutely taking this as an insult" and he also called Slice "an idiot."

Any true MMA fan knows who Ken Shamrock is and has a lot of respect for him even if they don't like him. In the street fighting world and to those who aren't necessarily MMA fans Kimbo Slice is the baddest dude on this planet. For that reason alone this is a good fight.

One thing is for sure... This fight will get plenty of attention and there will be a lot of people watching it on October 4th.

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock -- Nobody knows what will happen but we can always speculate. What do you think?

Kimbo Slice on FaceBreaker Video Game

Kimbo Slice is one of the celebrity guest characters on the new FaceBreaker video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.

FaceBreaker is a boxing/fighting video game with cartoony characters that allows players to break their opponents faces with a "real-time facial deformation" feature. It was released in September 2008.

Kimbo Slice is a perfect character for a game like this because he is a real life facebreaker himself!

Other celebrity guest characters are Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Kim Kardashian, Peter Moore, and Snoop Dogg. I wouldn't say any of these are bad for the game but none are quite as fitting for it as Kimbo Slice is.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kimbo Slice Street Fight Rules

I have seen a lot of discussion on what type of fighting Kimbo Slice was actually doing back in his, now famous, street fighting days. Here are some of the facts and rules of the Kimbo Slice fights that you see all over youtube and other sites...

First of all, those Kimbo Slice fights were not Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights and they also were not technically street fights either.

1. Only punching is allowed (no elbows, knees, kicks, etc.)

2. Stand up fighting only (no ground & pound or submissions)

3. No holding or wrestling with opponent is allowed

4. If knocked down you have 30 seconds to get up and continue fighting

5. The ways to win are by knockout, 30 second count out, or simply quitting

So, now you know a little more about the Kimbo Slice street fights that you have seen so many times before. Now that he's a professional MMA fighter he probably won't be doing anymore street fights but his pro fights are just as exciting to watch.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kimbo Slice vs Chuck Liddell

Well it seems that Chuck Liddell has called Kimbo Slice out with some "fighting" words.

Here is what Liddell has to say about Slice...

According to Chuck Liddell, Kimbo Slice is training and learning MMA, but he hasn’t done anything to earn the recognition he gets.

"Kimbo Slice is one of those guys who doesn’t have any ground game," Liddell told The Sun. "He’s training and he’s learning but he’s been built up as such a big star, and that’s the thing that bothers me."

"People talk about him like he’s the next great thing when he really hasn’t done anything. He’s been built up because of the internet and him beating a bunch of guys on the street."

As you probably already know, Kimbo’s initial fame came from underground fighting videos posted on YouTube and other video sharing websites. Fighting on the streets of Miami, Kimbo almost always dominated his opponents in the bareknuckle fights.

"I could make some impressive knockout videos too if you let me walk outside and just punch people and knock them out - "hey you, come fight!" Liddell told The Sun. "Fuck we can make a highlight reel tomorrow and go round beating people up and talking about it. We could just go up to people and start dropping them. Wow!"

Kimbo has fired back saying he will fight and beat anyone, including Chuck Liddell. He says he has much respect and love for all MMA fighters but he will fight any of them, anytime, anywhere! He says he is tired of the talk and if you have a problem with him you know where to find him.

Personally I think that at this point Chuck Liddell probably is the better fighter. He has proven himself against the best of the best and he is definitely one of the best MMA fighters in the world. However, if he tried standing toe-2-toe with Kimbo Slice I think Kimbo could take him. I doubt he would try that though.

I also think that Kimbo is naturally a damn good fighter. Nobody could dispute that. He can hit like a ton of bricks and can obviously take hits as well. He is working on his ground game and getting better all the time. Give him another year or so and he will be right up at the top.

Then, I think he would be able to beat Chuck Liddell in a true MMA fight.

What do you think? Chuck Liddell or Kimbo Slice... Who would win?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson - 05/31/08

I told you in my last post that I would let you know who the next Kimbo Slice fight was against as soon as I found out.

It has been confirmed that his next fight is against James "The Colossus" Thompson.

Thompson is a veteran fighter with a record of 14-8 (last two fights were losses). He made a name for himself back in the day with an intimidating physique and strong punching power. But in his last fight (loss) against Brett Rogers he was noticeably less jacked than he once was.

I don't see Kimbo losing this one considering James has been knocked out in 3 of his last 4 fights and we all know Kimbo Slice has no trouble knocking people out. But hopefully it does get into an entertaining slugfest that we can all enjoy. If Thompson is back to his former hard-hitting ways it might be a good match-up.

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson will be on CBS Saturday Night Fights. It's the EliteXC main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on May 31, 2008.

Go Kimbo!!! Kick some ass!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Who Does Kimbo Slice Fight Next Time?

Supposedly, the next Kimbo Slice fight is going to be on May 31, 2008. But does anyone know who the next Kimbo Slice opponent is going to be?

I try to keep up on all the Kimbo Slice news and events so I can post them here but I can't find anywhere that says who his next fight is going to be against.

I saw an EliteXC commercial on showtime the other day about the next Kimbo Slice fight but I only caught the end of it so I don't know if they said who his opponent will be or not.

I assume it has not been announced yet so maybe nobody knows but it's only two months away so it seems to me like somebody should know by now, or at least it should be announced very soon.

If you know who Kimbo Slice is fighting next, please comment below and let everyone know. Otherwise I will write a new post letting everyone know as soon as I find out.

Kimbo Slice Fan

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Kimbo Slice Blog

Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, is a street fighting legend and internet sensation.

Kimbo Slice got his start as a bare knuckle brawler on the streets of Miami where he took on any and all fighters who challenged him.

He rose to stardom as a fighting phenomenon due to millions of people seeing his street fights on youtube, he is now training in mixed martial arts (MMA) under the legendary Bass Rutten and is undefeated in professional fights thus far.

His first three professional MMA fights have barely lasted over two minutes combined. He has defeated all of his opponents very quickly.

* Kimbo Slice vs. Ray Mercer = Kimbo won by submission in 1:12 of the first round.

* Kimbo Slice vs. Bo Cantrell = Kimbo won by TKO in :19 of the first round.

* Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbot = Kimbo won by KO in :43 of the first round.

He has already proven himself as a formidable opponent and is not afraid to fight anyone.!

Kimbo Slice is 34 years old, stands 6'2" tall and his weight fluctuates from about 230 up to 260 but right now he is around 230. He lives in Miami but was born in the Bahamas.

He is supposed to be featured on an upcoming series called, "The Iron Ring" on BET, which will feature MMA prospects.

It's going to be exciting to see what Kimbo Slice has to offer the fighting world in the coming years.

Come back often for updates on Kimbo and his fighting career.