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Kimbo Slice vs James Thompson on CBS?


I don’t know if it was his conscious or his legal advisors or some athletic commission who nixed the idea of Ken Shamrock dying in the ring against Kimbo Slice. Either way, it seems like Gary Shaw has decided to pass on that matchup in favor of an equally easy but ‘less likely to die’ opponent: James Thompson.

It doesn’t appear to be a rumor anymore. The May 31st KO victim for Kimbo Slice will be — God help us — James “The Colossus” Thompson and his glass jaw. The fight will be the main event for the first CBS/EliteXC Saturday Night Fights show, which is set to go down in Newark, NJ. All this comes from “Carson’s Corner”, an MMA radio show hosted by Bob Carson. The show’s team claims to have received confirmation from higher ups at ProElite, though their names were not given.

It’s not a bad pick … Thompson is a very likable guy and knows how to sell a fight. As we’ve said before, he wins or loses all of his fights in spectacular fashion, so who better to introduce Kimbo to the mainstream with? Of course, anyone who knows much about MMA also knows that James’ picture is in the dictionary next to ‘weak chin’. But hey … what were you guys thinking? That they’d throw Kimbo into the cage with some real competition? The novelty of Kimbo fighting MMA still hasn’t worn off, and quite frankly most people watching the CBS show aren’t going to know or care who he’s up against.

**CORRECTION** Yes, I called him Josh instead of James, I am ALWAYS getting his name mixed up with Josh Thomson, who’s a gay lightweight fighter for Strikeforce. Sorry guys, you’re likely to have to deal with this same mistake OVER AND OVER again in the coming months.

  • fightfan

    Another 30 seconds KO for Slice….Damn they baby feed him opponents more than Bisping gets caudled.

    Prediction – Thompson charges across cage. Kimbo eludes him like a matador. Kimbo punches THompson. Thompson falls down. Fight over.

    The betting line is

    kimbo -26,550
    Thompson + 21,000

    So if you want to make an easy $100, throw $26,550 on Kimbo

  • Threatis

    well hello there Mr Soup Can

  • Blue

    Since when is Bob Carson a credible source?

  • natureboy

    The title says “Josh,” not “James”

  • twankydawg

    Holy shit you dickweed! It’s James Thompson not Josh Thompson!

  • Captain

    I swear that’s the 2nd or 3rd time he’s made the James/Josh mistake. Either Ryan’s that dumb or this is some shenanigans.

  • MacDaddy

    Do they think everyone’s forgotten that Brett Rogers KTFO’d this palooka on the *same fucking card* Kimbo fought on last?

    Jesus , at least if it had’ve been Shamrock we could have tuned in just to see if he survived or not.

  • Paul

    Megapunk for the upset (what am I saying?!)

  • Mobb Deep

    Retard rush for the win.


    For fuck’s sake, man! James and Josh don’t even spell their last names the same way.

    And Kimbo should be fighting weak opponents at this point. This is still only going to be his third MMA fight (fourth if you count Mercer). There’s no reason to put him in against top, or even mid-range, competition yet.

  • Xavier

    Good, I’m glad it’s an affable white guy so the mainstream can begin the process that will destroy EliteXC. This is not a sporting matchup, it’s a retarded spectacle.

  • MJC_123

    James Thompson will win this.

  • x5BoltMainx

    Who cares? I’m going to tune in to watch Lawler & Carano.

  • Smitler

    Kimbo should fight Mark Hunt. That’d be wicked. The end.

  • Amy

    Kimbo should fight Cabbage

  • fightlinker

    Good idea, but Cabbage is probably considered ‘too dangerous’ with no upside

  • patrickgamil

    kimbo mark hunt would be a mismatch – but at least everyone would know about hunt after he KTFO’s kimbo.

    it aint gonna happen though – they are still hand picking opponents, to get him eaasy wins and experience.
    i think kimbo would lose to shamrock