Kimbo Slice

EliteXC: Renegade Quick Results

Jae Suk Lim def. Daniel Pineda - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Brett Rogers def. Ralph Kelly - Submission (Strikes)
Matt Lucas def. Jon Kirk - Unanimous Decision
Yves Edwards def. Nick Gonzalez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Geoff Bumstead def. Robert Ruiz - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Antonio Silva def. Jon Wiezorek - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Kyle Noke def. Seth Kleinbeck - TKO (Cut)
Jake Shields def. Mike Pyle - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Kevin Ferguson def. Bo Cantrell - TKO (Strikes)
Karl James Noons def. Nick Diaz - TKO (Cut)

EliteXC: Renegade Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 8 PM EST, covering EliteXC: Renegade with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the day and night…

While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes predictions, weigh-in results, videos, and much more:

EliteXC: Renegade Weigh-In Results
Tap Selections - EliteXC: Renegade
Shields Not Taking Pyle Lightly
Noons Ready to Prove Doubters Wrong
Kimbo Discusses His Start in MMA
EliteXC: Renegade Press Conference Quotes
Cantrell to Replace Injured Bourke
Report: Edwards-Baca; Silva-Wiezorek Added to EliteXC: Renegade
Report: Diaz Meets Noons in EliteXC Title Bout
Report: Shields-Pyle to Clash
Report: Shields Part of EliteXC November Card

Main Card:

Nick Diaz vs. K.J. Noons
Kimbo Slice vs. Bo Cantrell
Jake Shields vs. Mike Pyle
Seth Kleinbeck vs. Kyle Noke
Antonio Silva vs. Jonathan Wiezorek

Preliminary Bouts:

Yves Edwards vs. Nick Gonzalez
Geoff Bumstead vs. Robert Ruiz
Jon Kirk vs. Matt Lucas
Brett Rogers s.Ralph Kelly
Jae Suk Lim vs. Daniel Pineda

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EliteXC: Renegade Weigh-In Results

Showtime Bouts:

Nick Diaz (160 lbs) vs. KJ Noons (160 lbs)
Kimbo Slice (238 lbs) vs. Bo Cantrell (235 lbs)
Jake Shields (170 lbs) vs. Mike Pyle (171 lbs)
Seth Kleinbeck (185 lbs) vs. Kyle Noke (186 lbs)
Antonio Silva (265 lbs) vs. Jonathan Wiezorek (271 lbs)

Undercard Bouts:

Geoff Bumstead (205 lbs) vs. Robert Ruiz (227 lbs)
Yves Edwards (161 lbs) vs. Nick Gonzalez (161 lbs)
Jon Kirk (186 lbs) vs. Matt Lucas (186 lbs)
Brett Rogers (264 lbs) vs.Ralph Kelly (243 lbs)
Jae Suk Lim (171 lbs) vs. Daniel Pineda (162 lbs)

Kimbo Discusses His Start in MMA

Kimbo Slice discusses his past ventures in street fighting and how he got his start in MMA with Showtime Sports.

EliteXC: Renegade Press Conference Quotes

The America Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas, will rock like it never has before when Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, presents “EliteXC: Renegade’’ on Saturday, Nov. 10, on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

An excellent main event will feature an EliteXC world title fight in a brand new weight class – 160 pounds—between talented, crowd-pleasing Nick Diaz and exciting, hard-hitting KJ Noons.

In other televised bouts, Kimbo will make his EliteXC debut against Bo Cantrell and world-ranked welterweight Jake Shields will face Mike Pyle. A fifth televised fight will be announced in the near future.

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Cantrell to Replace Injured Bourke

Pro Elite has announced that heavyweight Mike Bourke has been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Kimbo Slice at EliteXC: Renegade after suffering a broken left clavicle during a training session over the weekend.

Bourke injured the ligament when he attempted a takedown during practice. Taking his place against Slice will be veteran Bo Cantrell.

Cantrell sports a professional MMA record of 10-10. Cantrell made his EliteXC debut in February where he was knocked out by Tim Persey in the first round. Brad Imes submitted Cantrell with yet another gogoplata at this past weekend’s KOTC: Arch Rivals.

CKA: Oct 19, 2007

News and Notes

- The Fight Network is reporting that Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will face Mike Rourke in his promotional debut at EliteXC: Renegade on Nov. 10 at the America Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

- Randy Couture’s agent spoke with The Fight Network yesterday shooting down rumors about Couture earning between $3.25 and $3.75 million per fight.

“Based on Randy’s contract, $3.25 to $3.75 million is not even in the ballpark,” Walker said. “It’s beyond exaggerated. He’d never make that. I know what he’s been paid; I’ve seen the pay-per-view numbers. The numbers that are being thrown around are not accurate. Whoever gave that information does not have their facts straight.”

- The Fight Network is also reporting that B.J. Penn, the UFC’s current number one contender for the lightweight title may not face either Sean Sherk or Joe Stevenson until early February.

- So is Joe Riggs in or out of the Strikeforce middleweight tournament?

Loretta Hunt says that he’s out:

Joe Riggs will not be one of the four contestants to compete in California’s first regulated four-man tournament scheduled for Nov. 16’s Strikeforce “Four Man Enter, One Man Survives” event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Riggs declined the slot, however, and will seek a single fight on the card instead.

“It’s a timing thing,” said Riggs’ manager Scott Lewis. “He just fought two weeks ago and he doesn’t want to step into the cage two times in one night. We’re speaking with Scott Coker [Strikeforce’s promoter] to see if we can get him a single fight that night. He loves working with Strikeforce and is looking to get on that card.”

However Sam Caplan reports that Riggs is still undecided:

When contacted by ProElite.com, Riggs did confirm that his status for the tournament is currently uncertain but did not rule out the possibility of competing in it.

According to Riggs, his former agent, Ken Pavia, committed him to the tournament without receiving proper consent. Riggs now has new representation and is evaluating the opportunity. He indicated that he could ready to make a decision on whether he will compete in the next several days.

- Be sure to check out our newest feature ‘Break It Down’ where John and I provide our thoughts and predictions on every fight set to take place Saturday night at UFC 77: Hostile Territory.

- Don’t forget to cast your vote on our latest edition of ‘Rock the Vote’.

- UFC veteran Elvis Sinosic will replace Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Cage Rage 24. Sinosic will be stepping up to face British fighter Paul Cahoon.

- The weigh-ins for UFC 77: Hostile Territory will be streamed live today at 4 PM EST on Yahoo! Sports and UFC.com.

- Adam Smith will appeal his positive tests for steroids, marijuana, and cocaine with the CSAC.

- Eddie Alvarez has told Sam Caplan that he’s been informed to prepare for a possible rematch with Nick Thompson in December.

Media Links

Sherdog: In Enemy Territory
Sherdog: Silva-Franklin II: Unlike Any Other
MMAWeekly: UFC Champ Arrives in Cincy
The Cincinnati Enquirer: Fighters, fans get their MMA fix in Cincy
Web Devil: Pankration gives Sun Devils shot at MMA world

Radio Schedule

FCFighter Radio: Bart Palaszewski and Sean Salmon

12-1 PM EST - TAGG Radio
1-3 PM EST - The Jordan Breen Show
3-5 PM EST - The Stephen Quadros Show
3-4 PM EST - The Fight Network Radio
9-10 PM EST - MMAWeekly’s Sound Off
11 PM EST - Knockout Radio

EliteXC Inks Kimbo Slice to Exclusive Deal

EliteXC announced the signing of Kimbo Slice to a long-term, exclusive deal earlier today.

The announcement was made on the official website of their parent company, Pro Elite.

Slice is scheduled to make his EliteXC debut at the promotion’s next event on November 10th in Corpus Christi, Texas. An opponent for Slice has not yet been decided.

Sam Caplan interviewed EliteXC President Gary Shaw earlier today and asked him a few questions about the deal. When asked if Slice’s opponent could possibly be Tank Abott, Shaw didn’t rule out the possibility:

Sam Caplan: Is there a chance that Tank Abbott, who was scheduled to have faced Kimbo Slice this weekend for Cage Fury Fighting Championships this week before the event was canceled, could be the opponent?

Gary Shaw: (There’s) always a chance that anyone fight with EliteXC and on Showtime, yes.

PFC Fails to Grab Kimbo-Tank

Palace Fighting Championship has failed to add a potential matchup between Kimbo Slice and Tank Abbott to their upcoming October 18th event after PFC President Christian Printup learned that Slice had signed with another promotion according to Sherdog.

Details of the promotion with which Slice signed were not revealed. No word on whether or not that promotion has signed Abbott to fight Slice either.

Despite Slice-Abbott slipping out of his hands, Printup remains confident that PFC will be on the map soon enough:

“We gave it our best and trust me when I say we will keep pushing, keep the big guys on their toes and we will eventually settle into the role of ‘best small-to medium’ sized show in the U.S.,” Printup said of the PFC, which returns Oct. 18 at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. “I have no doubts.”

CKA: Oct 10, 2007

News and Notes

- Palace Fighting Championship will be in talks with both Kimbo Slice and Tank Abbott this morning in an attempt to try and bring the bout between the two to PFC’s show on October 18th:

“I have spoken to both sides’ management,” said PFC’s Christian Printup. “I am submitting a formal offer (Wednesday) morning. If it satisfies their financial needs the fight will happen on Oct. 18 in the PFC. If it doesn’t, I can take comfort in knowing we made a very substantial offer nonetheless.”

- Speaking of Kimbo Slice, he is set to be profiled on ESPN’s newest venture, E:60:

The new sports news show from ESPN, E:60, will be taking a closer look into some of sports’ larger stories, much like 60 Minutes or Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. The surprising thing? Kimbo Slice will be profiled by Rachel Nichols in one of the segments, according to the October 8th edition of USA Today.

- Tonight’s episode of UFC Unleashed will feature Rory Singer vs Josh Haynes from UFC: The Final Chapter as well as Rich Franklin vs Anderson Silva from UFC 64.

- MMA Opinon discusses why Dave Meltzer’s move to Yahoo! Sports is going to revolutionize MMA media and slams others:

Meltzer’s ascension is not only deserved, but it could shape the way we read and digest thoughts and ideas on MMA. Coverage effects how we all view our MMA. The Sam Caplans’ and Todd Martins’ of the world are excelling because they understand the synergy and goals of business and entertainment as much as true sport. They are equally necessary. And somewhere in between Josh Gross and noted Negative Nancy Zach Arnold (great for community of MMA journalism, but often a malcontent when the sky isn’t falling) there is Dave Meltzer. Well, in between it all is Fight Linker, but that’s commentary.

Meltzer has waited a lifetime for compliments like the one given to him by famous sports writer Frank Deford this past summer. Often the object of disrespect, Meltzer (who writes a giant newsletter or two by himself, did radio shows, and covered ten times what anyone felt was required), was called the best sports journalist in the world by Deford. Here’s hoping he gets to make his mark at Yahoo Sports (he’ll dwarf Kevin Iole in months) and gets to retire from his newsletter. Dave deserves to watch his child grow up and not worry about losing another friend in pro wrestling.

Zach Arnold defends his work:

Who predicted the collapse of PRIDE before it was ever conventional wisdom in any media circles? I took two years of abuse for that one. The track record is good.

- UFC Daily is reporting that Frank Mir will definitely not be facing Fabricio Werdum at UFC 79 because he won’t be fighting until February or March of next year anyway.

- Fightlinker tells Dana White to not expect any favors from Tito Ortiz.

- Royce Gracie is teaching the Palm Beach, FL police department BJJ.

Radio Schedule

12-1 PM - Tagg Radio
1-3 PM - The Savage Dog Show
3-4 PM - Fight Network Radio
3-5 PM - The Beatdown
9-10 PM - MMAWeekly’s Sound Off
11 PM - Knockout Radio

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