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Report: Kimbo vs. Rogers a go for October

According to a report by FightLine.com, a much anticipated heavyweight clash between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Brett Rogers is set for October.

“This fight will happen in October,” EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw is quoted as saying in the article, although he was uncertain whether the fight would be televised on SHOWTIME or CBS. However, the report indicates that the Slice vs. Rogers matchup will most likely take place on CBS’ October telecast, which is also likely to feature a rematch between K.J. Noons and Nick Diaz as well as a possible fight involving Gina Carano.

When contacted by FiveOuncesOfPain.com on Wednesday while seeking a comment regarding whether Rogers would be involved with EliteXC’s next CBS telecast on July 26, a source within Rogers’ camp indicated that all comminications with the promotion have pointed to Rogers’ next fight taking place in October against Slice.

Both Rogers and Slice were victorious during EliteXC’s CBS debut on May 31. In the first-ever fight televised on network television in primetime, Rogers recorded a first round knockout against Jon Murphy. In the night’s main event, Slice was declared the winner in the third round against James Thompson in what was considered by many to be an early stoppage.

Following the show, an altercation between Slice and Rogers took place at the post-fight press conference for the event. Rogers was critical of Slice’s performance and didn’t hide his feelings and when Slice stood up upon taking offense, the two nearly came to blows.

10 COMMENTS
  • bjjdenver says:

    I would be shocked if this wasn’t on CBS, unless the network pulls the plug on the whole thing.

  • Ross says:

    Elite has about 4 months left to cash in.

  • Rich S. says:

    I’ll agree with #1. It seems like they want to save all the MMA bouts for Showtime and put all of the “slugfests” on CBS. So, i don’t see why there would even be any question as to whether or not it would be on CBS.

  • Jackyl says:

    I think they are prepared for Kimbo to lose. I don’t think the bottom will drop out and no one will be interested to see him fight if he loses. They are already carrying a pretty good show on without him. They needed a big ratings push for the first show.

  • Jay K. says:

    I don’t see Kimbo losing this one any time soon.

    Rogers was sloppy and lucky against a kid who didn’t recognize that this was NOT going to the ground. In the early exchanges on the feet that kid had the advantage and was on the verge of winning, but it only takes one clean shot. Brett Rogers got that shot first and the fight was ovah!!

    Jay K.

    Random thought… Do you think they’ll use the Machine shop douchbag setup again for the intros?

  • Annoyed says:

    EliteXC is a sham, its promotions are the equivalent of AA baseball which is why its on TV for free. The EliteXC promotion is actually hurting MMA with its continued lack of class at nearly every event. If it goes under, thats probably a good thing.

  • ACK! says:

    I don’t think it’ll be a problem if Kimbo loses. That’s not to say he will, necessarily (this should certainly be a competitive brawl), but eitherway people like an underdog.

    And I don’t think anyone has the delusion that Kimbo is world-class, rather, most of us just want to see if he has it in him.

  • portland mma says:

    Kimbo would get his ass kicked

  • chris says:

    “EliteXC is a sham, its promotions are the equivalent of AA baseball which is why its on TV for free.”

    Is that you Dana?

  • non hater says:

    kimbo how does my ass taste

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