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CFFC 6 Rumor: Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott Cancelled
Reports have been all over the UG Forums, that CFFC 6 has been cancelled or just the fight between Kimbo Slice and Tank Abbott has been cancelled. No reason is yet known. Fighters on the card are confused and we will be trying to verify the news as soon as possible.
UPDATE – according to FiveOuncesOfPain – the fight is still on, but their are issues with PPV.
According to Nick Lembo, the counsel to the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, the card has not been canceled. Lembo indicated he had spoken with CFFC promoter Felix Martinez in the last 24 hours upon hearing some of the rumors. He indicated that Martinez said the show was still on but there are some issues pertaining to the pay-per-view provider. Apparently a deal between CFFC and the initial PPV production company it chose to televise the event is no longer in place.
I also contacted Bas Rutten for comment in regard to the fight since he trained Slice for his MMA debut against pro boxer Ray Mercer as well as prepping him for the upcoming fight against Abbott. According to Rutten, the fight is still on to his knowledge because Slice has been training with him every day in preparation for Abbott and has made no mention of the fight being canceled.
UPDATE – The fight is still on, but CFFC has lost its deal with InDEMAND PPV, they are currently negotiating a deal to have the event broadcast live via the Internet. No other details are known
Here’s a quote from CFFC promoter Felix Martinez:
“It’s expensive to be on pay-per-view; it’s going to cut cost,” Martinez said. “I got so many complaints about pay-per-view. A lot more fans will get to see it live now.”