Brett Rogers. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.
EliteXC heavyweight contender Brett Rogers, and his camp, Team Bison, have released an official statement concerning EliteXC’s decision to match up Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson against UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock on the organization’s October 4 show on CBS.
Rogers was expected to be Slice’s opponent at the event after their altercation following Slice’s controversial win over James Thompson on May 31. At the post-fight press conference, Rogers slammed Slice’s performance, calling it “garbage”. Slice took exception and a near brawl would have occurred if it weren’t for cooler heads prevailing.
In the days and weeks leading up to Monday’s decision, Rogers was still said to be one of EliteXC’s choices to face Slice, along with Shamrock and former UFC and PRIDE standout Don Frye. In the end, EliteXC decided to go with Shamrock, relegating Rogers to a planned November 8th event on Showtime. The official statement from Rogers and his camp can be read at Five Ounces of Pain.
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