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?