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.