Seth Petruzelli. Photo by Tom Casino, EliteXC/CBS.
Seth Petruzelli, a former contestant on the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” that gained instant fame after dispatching of former street fighter turned mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice at EliteXC’s “Heat” event in October, has reportedly agreed to a rematch against Slice in March of next year.
According to comments attributed to Petruzelli by MMA Weekly’s “MMA Insider Blog”, the former K-1 kickboxer has received offers to compete at a yet-to-be-announced Strikeforce event and an unknown show in China as well, but has also agreed to fight Slice for a second time in Tampa Bay, Florida and is waiting for a response from his camp:
Petruzelli maintains that he’s agreed to the rematch, and is awaiting word from Slice’s camp. It’s a fight he feels is needed to sustain the jolt in momentum created by the 14 second knockout at Elite XC’s final dance on Oct. 4.
“I just need to prove more my second time around, if I fight him, or I fight anybody else,” Petruzelli said. “I need to do the exact same thing…just to prove it wasn’t a fluke. That’s been my main driving goal, to train my ass off.”
Details regarding a potential home for the fight are currently slim, but MMA on Tap has learned that the newly formed Mixed Fighting Alliance, which recently held its first-ever show in Miami, Florida that featured a rematch between Jeff Monson and Ricco Rodriguez as well as the professional debut of Bobby Lashley, could be the organization attempting to put a second fight between Slice and Petruzelli together.
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