Slice’s Next Opponent Will Be….?

EliteXC these days have their hands full finding a quality jobber opponent to face Kimbo Slice at their next event on October 4; but according to Josh Gross of SI.com, three names come to the forefront: Brett Rogers, Ken Shamrock and…believe it or not…Sean Gannon.  Rogers happens to be the undefeated heavyweight who called Slice’s performance against James Thompson “embarrassing”; the subsequent bickering between Rogers and Slice would lend itself to a possible bout on October 4 – but not so fast.  The mindset amongst the EliteXC brass seems to be that its cash cow (Slice), should he lose against Rogers, it would evaporate all of Slice’s marketability and EliteXC’s possible pay-per-view debut.

Shamrock could be a good opponent for Slice – Shamrock hasn’t made it out of the opening round since 2005 – but as of late EliteXC and Shamrock are having trouble getting a deal worked out.  Which leaves the unlikely name of Sean Gannon.  Who is Sean Gannon, you ask?   He is the Boston, MA police officer who defeated Slice in that Youtube video when both were involved in an underground fight video.  The UFC tried to capitalize on that fight by signing Gannon, but he got pounded by Branden Lee Hinkle in less than one round, so Gannon is sitting – hoping for a bigger payday and to set the stage for a rematch with Slice on a bigger stage.

CBS may possibly be interested in a Gannon-Slice bout, which would be unfortunate; should this happen, this would have the makings of a “circus fight” – which is what MMA is not all about.  So naturally, this scenario makes little sense.  Shamrock and Slice would be intriguing, except for the fact that Shamrock’s better days have passed him by.  Which leaves Rogers.  A Rogers-Slice bout would make the most sense, especially since both fighters have a history and would probably provide the toughest test for Slice in his young MMA career.

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2 Responses to “Slice’s Next Opponent Will Be….?”

  1. sirisham says:

    yea, i agree with the Rogers/Slice fight being the best option. Its what the fans want to see. People who know MMA know that gannon got rocked vs Hinkle and no one wants to see Slice avenge that loss unless it was bare knuckle on the street. Do Elite XC really think this guy (slice) wont lose. Ridiculous and shameful.

  2. […] rumor that had been floating around – which I reported on – was one in which a proposed bout between Kimbo Slice and Sean Gannon could possibly happen.  Apparently that will not be the case as EliteXC Vice President Jared […]

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