The Kimbo Slice gravy train has come to an end, with Slice likely taking on Brett “the Grim” Rogers for an October fight:
After Kimbo Slice defeated James Thompson in the first mixed martial arts show in prime time network television history, fellow heavyweight Brett Rogers took the podium at the post-fight press conference and called Slice’s performance “garbage” and “unacceptable.”
If that was Rogers’ attempt to hype himself up as the next opponent for Kimbo, it worked. Slice appeared on Dan Le Batard’s radio show today and said he’ll fight Rogers next, “probably in October.”
“They called me out, and now they got the fight,” Slice said of Rogers and his camp.
So let this be a lesson to all you heavyweights out there that want to fight Kimbo Slice: calling him out during interviews and radio shows just doesn’t cut it. If you really want to sucker him into fighting you, just show up after one of his fights and tell him how bad he sucks. The only question left now is if Rogers will be smart and take Kimbo down or if he lets pride fuck with him by trying to stand and trade. If he plans to take the fight to the ground, I think that’s the end of the fight for Kimbo.
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