All those New Jersey UFC fans bitching about the shit sandwich they got for a regional show, EliteXC might be prepping to remedy your situation. While a press release that was supposed to come out yesterday never materialized, details are still starting to emerge regarding the first CBS / EliteXC show. Here’s what’s known thus far:
- The Date: May 31st
- The Place: Newark, New Jersey
- The Card: Kimbo vs ???, Robbie Lawler vs Scott Smith, Gina Carano vs ???
So now we have to wait and see if Gary Shaw has the stones to try and stuff Ken Shamrock in the card … I’m giving it a 20% chance of him being against Kimbo but a 70% chance of him ending up on the card against someone else. And it’s still questionable if Gina Carano is gonna return to the fold and fight for EliteXC again.
So I guess as it stands all we’ve got is Kimbo and Lawler vs Smith, which is a very smart matchup to have. Both those fighters are bangers who can take a licking and keep on ticking. I have no doubt Gary Shaw has put this fight together in the hopes that he can recreate a Griffin/Bonnar moment. And honestly, this fight has a good chance of doing it.