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The Legend 03-30-2008 04:41 PM

Kimbo vs. James Thompson for CBS show!
 
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Originally Posted by EliteXC
The very first MMA event to appear on major U.S. network television will feature a main event with Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (2-0).

Unfortunately, EliteXC never announced his opponent at Saturday's co-promoted show with Strikeforce, which took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The announcement was expected to be made at the event, but instead, Ferguson was called to the cage for a general introduction.

However, according to one report, James Thompson (14-8) could be the guy to face Ferguson in May.

The May 31 EliteXC event takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and airs in Saturday primetime on CBS.

According to fiveouncesofpain.com, a rumored bout with Ron Waterman (15-5-2) never materialized because a deal couldn't be worked out. Instead, Thompson -- a British fighter who's lost six of his past eight fights -- appears to be the leading candidate.

Ferguson, who rose to fame as underground fighter marketed on YouTube and other video-sharing sites, has since teamed up with Bas Rutten to train MMA. After an exhibition victory over Ray Mercer, Ferguson posted a 19-second TKO of Bo Cantrell and a 43-second KO of David "Tank" Abbott. Both fights took place with EliteXC, with whom Ferguson has signed a long-term contract.

Also slated to take place at the May 31 event is a EliteXC middleweight championship bout between title-holder Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith. Additionally, Phil Baroni meets Murilo "Ninja" Rua, and Tom Murphy takes on Brett Rogers. In women's action, Gina Carano is expected to meet Kaitlin Young.

Source: http://mmajunkie.com/news/4040/kimbo...litexc-cbs.mma

What do you guys think? I got Kimbo by 1st rd. KO

MLS 03-30-2008 04:44 PM

A fighter that hits really hard against a fighter with a glass chin, hmmmmm how will this turn out?

Edit: Now that I think about it, by saying that James Thompson has a glass chin is a little to much praise. Thompson can take a punch about as well a 2 year old girl.

Lotus 03-30-2008 04:46 PM

same 1st rd ko shame though i was hoping there would of been a better fighter to be lined up for kimbo but eh whatever gotta start somewhere and provides a good pace for him to develop

burton_o6 03-30-2008 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Lotus669 (Post 507155)
same 1st rd ko shame though i was hoping there would of been a better fighter to be lined up for kimbo but eh whatever gotta start somewhere and provides a good pace for him to develop

Great.. Another fight that Kimbo takes easy, so that all of the Kimbo nuthuggers can hang a little lower.

Fearless13 03-30-2008 04:49 PM

I hope Thompson takes it to the ground in the first so Kimbo can either show off how he has improved his ground or it can show him where he needs to improve. But a TKO/KO is most likely the case.

Everyone kinda said that Tank would KO Kimbo in the first round too so there might be an upset in the making. But I love Kimbo and hope not.

Lotus 03-30-2008 04:54 PM

its understandable that kimbo is being fed such over the hill washed up fighters he is after all their poster "boy" (i use that word lightly) i see good things for kimbo if he continues to train hard and stay dedicated but right now i don't buy the hype the man can throw a punch but can he stop an armbar can he defend a guillotine? what can he do? i for one want to see him tested maybe not against any top 5ers but someone better than thompson

Bonnar426 03-30-2008 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Lotus669 (Post 507155)
same 1st rd ko shame though i was hoping there would of been a better fighter to be lined up for kimbo but eh whatever gotta start somewhere and provides a good pace for him to develop

Well, In Thompson defense he's definitly a step up from Bo Cantrell and Tank Abbott who have mile long losses on there records!

Wise 03-30-2008 06:00 PM

If Mega Punk can make it past the first 60 seconds hes got this fight in the bag. This fight should be pretty much amazing either way.

Lotus 03-30-2008 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnar426 (Post 507166)
Well, In Thompson defense he's definitly a step up from Bo Cantrell and Tank Abbott who have mile long losses on there records!

he is a step up i agree but a man who has lost 6 of his past 8 fights isn't much better than tank or bo

enceledus 03-30-2008 06:11 PM

I voted for Thompson just because he has way more experience.....plus I just don't really want Kimbo to win


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