The moment CFFC’s Kimbo vs Tank fight got canceled, everyone across the internets called out to promotions around the world to save the headlining fight. Several promotions answered the call and tried to fit it into their cards, but in the end it was EliteXC that signed Kimbo Slice and set him up to fight on their November 10th card.
Without Tank Abbott.
Huh? What? That’s stupid. CFFC had already spent a big pile of money advertising the Tank matchup, and it was a fight that resonated with the moron demographic and freak fight fans. Why EliteXC decided to drop Tank from the equation is unknown.
Whatever the reason, it was fucking dumb. In his place, EliteXC put 8-11 fighter Mike Bourke, who’s been 1-8 over the past 5 years. Tank’s recent record was 1-6 over the past 5 years, but at least he had some decent draw and name power. Add the fact that EliteXC has been promoting Kimbo as ‘Kevin Ferguson’, and most casual fans have no idea what the fuck is going on any more.
But wait, it gets better! Now Mike Bourke is out, and in his place is Bo Cantrell, who just fought last week and lost in under a minute. Cantrell has a 10-10 and is on a four loss skid at the moment. He’s also got some of the worst tattoos in MMA, which says a lot. Again, this guy is a total no-namer with a shitty record.
Anyways, I have no idea what the fuck is up with EliteXC dropping the Kimbo / Tank matchup. They’ve taken a stupid but compelling fight and replaced it with a stupid and non-compelling fight. And promoting Kimbo using his real name is the hight of stupidity. The world knows him as Kimbo Slice. If you’re embarrassed of his felony fight history, then why the fuck did you sign him??? Man … someone at EliteXC needs to be slapped in the face with a large stinky fish.