EliteXC News: Shamrock Out, Petruzelli In To Fight Kimbo

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MMA heavyweight Ken Shamrock has been declared medically ineligible to compete in tonight’s CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights co-main event against Kimbo Slice. Shamrock sustained a cut to the area above his left eye during a training session earlier today.

“It appears that he was warming up as he stated, rolling over and received a head butt, which resulted in a laceration over his eye,” stated Dr. Alan Fields of the Florida State Athletic Commission in an interview with cageside reporter Karyn Bryant. “He received 6 sutures in the eyebrow. He explained that he wanted to fight, however for his safety, we have rules. Anyone with a recent laceration cannot go participate in a fight.”

Heavyweight Seth Petruzelli, of Ft. Meyers, Fla., originally slated to fight Aaron Rosa on the non-televised undercard, has stepped in to replace the injured Shamrock in the CBS co-main event. Petruzelli was offered the fight against Slice just hours before the broadcast was set to begin, and immediately accepted.

Slice, while disappointed that Shamrock can not compete, also accepted the Petruzelli fight immediately.

Petruzelli, a former UFC light heavyweight and US karate champion, stands at 6’ 0”, and weighed in officially on Friday for his fight with Rosa at 205 ½ pounds. His record is 10 wins, 4 losses. Petruzelli trains with American Top Team, widely considered to be one of the best MMA training franchises in the country.


  1. Tong Po (Click Here)

    October 4, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    What a disaster from EliteXC once again. Hope Kimbo loses now even more!

  2. Nichole Lesniak

    October 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Hey, it's free…quitcherbitchin!

  3. just another mma dud

    October 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    And just like that Kimbo is exposed! I have to laugh…

  4. derek

    October 4, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    wtf. nice one elitexc to have shamrock mysteriously get cut after weigh ins and on the day of the fight. i don't think i've EVER heard of such bullshit for the main event, where one of the fighters get cut or injured within hours of the event.

  5. Tong Po (Click Here)

    October 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Kimbo lost in 12 sec 1st round! lol Told you they’d say it was an upset!

  6. steve

    October 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Wow I told my buddy that seth has a great chance to beat him and wow he did kimbo needed this to realize that he can be hurt and that just like chuck he has to respect his opponents stand up at all times.

  7. steve

    October 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I still dont think kimbo is done. He will be back everyone has to learn and if u have fought before u know that u learn from your mistakes.

  8. Nichole Lesniak

    October 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    derek…elite xc didn't make the decision.

  9. just another mma dud

    October 4, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Nice, though, giving Seth the winner 4 seconds to enjoy it in front of the mic and then letting Kimbo run his mouth. I for one didn't need to hear that Kimbo was alright with the results.

  10. derek

    October 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    WOW, PETREZELLI KOS KIMBO in 14 seconds!!!

  11. PooPooPlatter

    October 4, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (234.5) lbs.

    heavy weight loses to light heavyweight:

    Seth Petruzelli (205.5) lbs.

  12. ren79

    October 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    nichole…nothing happens on that card that elitexc doesn't sanction. seth beating kimbo really hurts kimbo's brand. it gives elitexc one less money draw. it will have been a bad night with big ratings.

  13. Tong Po (Click Here)

    October 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Fact is they're calling this an unset and a shock when it's not! Kimbo finally fought some1 who isn't a bum. Seth is a decent fighter at best but not a bum. This just shows what MMA fans already knew and lots of casual fans didn't which is Kimbo is nothing special!

  14. Nichole Lesniak

    October 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    The Florida Athletic Commission decides who fights and who doesn't, not Elite XC. Elite XC didn't have a choice over whether or not Shamrock could fight.

  15. T.R.

    October 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    the first fight was great. arloski also looked good, man big country is FAT.

  16. YC

    October 4, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    man i never herd such a bigger lie on tv than ken's excuse about his cut, lol how could any body believe that story, who knows who is responsible for him really having that cut, maybe the UFC paid it off so kimbo could go up against somebody more likely to beat him, huh huh lol. but us regular ppl will never know the truth. but im extremely happy kimbo got knocked, but why are they giving Seth so much credit for beating kimbo, lmao kimbo aint shit.

  17. dane drebin

    October 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    holyshit kimbo dropped the ball…. the whole card was awesome and then Bang their cash train gets derailed. sucks i was kind of hoping elite xc would survive but i dont know if they can when kimbos losing to nobody light heavy weights with pink hair and tramp stamps

  18. steve

    October 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    EliteXc still has talented fighters. They just have to promote them right to survive. PROMOTION is key.

  19. YC

    October 4, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    its hard to promote no name fighters, elite planned on Kimbo being their money train but he just got loved tapped and dropped to mat by some no name, elite should of canceled Kimbo for the night and moved the two under cards below him to make the main events, bad move for elite. Again KIMBO SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Ryan S

    October 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    YES!!! I was RIGHT!!! Kimbo lost. Good. He can train harder and learn from his mistakes and actually become a REAL fighter. She that fuckin beard off and learn not to get knocked out by a nobody. Seth what? Whatever. I'm sdrunk. Kimbo needed to lose at least once.

  21. Ryan S

    October 4, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I'LL FIGHT HIM!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Ryan S

    October 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    What the fuck was Shamrocks injury? Did he get sand in his vagina?

  23. Death from Above

    October 4, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Yo Ryan no you mom was sucking his cock and she head butted him and it is to bad people would had loved to see Ken make that chimp or chump TAP OUT !!!!! Hay Bas looks like your cash cow is what he is a Joke like you stick to your lame jokes you fucking retard Hope you took your boy Kimbo to KFC…..

  24. tom

    October 4, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    if you dont think seth was going to beat kimbo you go to be kidding me..seth is a great fighter..he has great stand u and pretty good takedown def..i won 30 bucks on the fight because i kow kimbo was going to lose but wow not get knock out in 14 sec

  25. Death from Above

    October 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Tom good for you we all know Kimblow sucked and was all hype !! You could send KIMBLOW the 30 to buy a life !!! LOL

  26. Alex

    October 5, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I thought that Petrazelli would be a harder fight than Shamrock. Guess I was right.

  27. Steve from Below

    October 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Kimblow. That was really funny man. Could you repeat it so we all might laugh? DFA is a funny guy. Hope he tells us all another joke!!!

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