Kimbo Slice vs Houston Alexander was a rumor a week ago, but now that several reputable sites have confirmed that the UFC is discussing it, it’s more than a rumor. But it’s still not set in stone that it’ll actually happen. We need a new word to cover situations like this. How about trumors? Eh, sounds kinda like something you’d need to get surgically removed if you had one, but I guess it fits well. The latest trumor details:
A slugfest between Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander is looking like a strong possibility for UFC 107.
A source close to the situation advised FiveOuncesofPain.com today that although no bout agreements have been sent, at least one of the fighters has been formally approached about the possibility of the bout.
With Anderson Silva dicking the UFC around for it’s year end Ultimate Ultimate show, perhaps the UFC might wanna slide Kimbo’s appearance back to January. You know, give him a few more months to learn how to not suck, make up for the fact that there’s no title fight, and so on and so on. UFC 107 is already looking not too shabby … the press release they sent out actually got me pretty chuffed about the show, and take a look at the card as it stands:
* Champ B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez (for lightweight title)
* Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida
* Cheick Kongo vs. Frank Mir
* Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago
* Paul Buentello vs. Todd Duffee
* Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia
* Kevin Burns vs. T.J. Grant
* Ricardo Funch vs. Johny Hendricks
Now compare that to how UFC 108 looks right now without Anderson Silva:
* Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva
* Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
* Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout
* Dan Lauzon vs. Cole Miller
Anyways, I don’t wanna write a dumb “Dis is how I wuld run UFC” post. But I just wanted to point out that unless the UFC is planning on renaming UFC 107 as it’s annual Ultimate Ultimate event, they might want to give UFC 108 some TLC. Give it Kimbo. Sign Dan Henderson and have him fight someone … Nate Marquardt isn’t a bad idea (unless you’re asking Dan). Oh, and pray Lyoto Machida is less of a dick about defending his belt than Anderson Silva. Because without a title shot on the card, this event is gonna look pretty weak.