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.