MMA News: EliteXC And PFC Interested In Kimbo vs. Tank

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Just as news of the recent cancellation of CFFC 6 broke, other promotions are already trying to bid on the fight. According to The Wrestling Observer, their are three parties making offers with the fighters. One being EliteXC which has a show November 10 on Showtime. Another is Palace Fighting Championships who wants to have the fight on its October 18th show in Lemoore, CA. And finally an unnamed show is reported to already have secured an agreement with Kimbo, but still needs Tank Abbott to sigh on.

Attempts to save the Tank Abbott vs. Kimbo Slice fight that was scheduled for 10/12 in Atlantic City, which fell apart yesterday when an investor pulled out, are ongoing.

Three different promotions have put in bids to save the freak show like fight. According to sources close to the negotiations, one group, which wasn’t named, seems to have a leg up on securing the fight within the next two weeks. Slice has already verbally agreed and it’s up to Abbott to agree.


  1. ralph

    October 12, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    I really want this fight to take place, I know the fight is not that important for real MMA fans, but it's going to prove to all of the Kimbo's youtube's fans that he's the biggest shit who'll ever make it into a MMA event, maybe he's good beating bums and fat guys, but that's all he's good for, Tank it's goig to kill him, he's no joke.

  2. Morey

    October 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    I think everyone thinks Kimbo is going to kill Tank. But when I think about it, this is a good fight, Ralph is right. I think Tank and Kimbo are brawlers and it would be a really good fight. Tank isnt going to do a mercer and half ass the fight, he is going to look to take Kimbos head with him. I think Kimbo will win, but it will be bloody and it will have a bunch of hard blows from both sides. Hope it happends.

  3. ralph sucks

    November 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    "maybe he(kimbo) is good beating bums and fat guys"-ralph

    Tank is a bum/fat guy who is slow as shit

    Kimbo's speed/strength makes it a poor matchup

  4. Morey

    November 12, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    The only plus with Abbot is that he wont take a fall like Cantrell did, what a waste of time.

  5. Joe

    November 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    As previously stated, it won’t prove a thing about Kimbo, or anything for that matter really. If Kimbo wins, it just makes him the next Tank or Sapp or…take your pick.

    The fight at the very least may be exciting to watch likely to end in the first round by KO. At least Tank would put up a decent fight, which would be a first for Kimbo in the cage thus far. To "ralph sucks": Tank is old, fat, and seemingly out of shape but I think he actually has better or at least equal hand speed compared to Kimbo.

    All in all, it's just another chance for the people at the top to cash in on the exploitation of Kimbo's manufactured popularity. If it’s not free on showtime, I’ll save my money for a worthy pay per view card.

  6. kom34

    November 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    well said. put kimbo up against a good opponent. although i dont know if there is one right now in elitexc. kimbo will be good but he will lose to that brazilian guy who handled that heavyweight chump. now that would be a great opponent.

  7. Joe

    November 12, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    I think that's a great idea as well, but I don't think it's going to happen for a while. Unfortunately there are too many people lining their pockets. Think about it.

    Spend the money on advertising and media hype to make Kimbo seem like the greatest thing to happen in MMA. Justify and glorify his previous criminal behavior by selling the idea that he "had to" to feed his family. Expand on an already large following.

    Now, do we spend the rest of our time selling out shows and getting rich watching kimbo knock out has beens, no names, and freaks? Or do we throw away our investment and watch him get decimated by a top 10 heavyweight? The math is simple.

  8. onri

    November 13, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Thats true

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