Paul Buentello Calls Out Kimbo Slice

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In a recent interview with MMAWeekly Radio, UFC veteran Paul Buentelllo called out Kimbo Slice challanging him to a fight. Buentello holds wins over both of Kimbo’s opponents, Bo Cantrel and Tank Abbott.

People want to see it. I think everybody wants to see it. Me and Kimbo should lace up the gloves….Everybody wants to see it and I think it’s time. He’s fighting all the guys I’ve already knocked out and I’ve already exposed. He needs to get off that buffet line I put out there and come over to my Paul Buentello taco shop and see if we can get to work.

Everybody asks me ‘when are you going to fight Kimbo? You should fight that Kimbo guy….Just give him much respect, he’s been training and accomplished a lot in a year or so. He’s really putting his hands together, he’s really putting his game plan together….I give him much respect. He stepped up. He went from street fighting to MMA and everybody thought he couldn’t produce, but he’s doing it.

I give him much respect. He stepped up. He went from street fighting to MMA and everybody thought he couldn’t produce, but he’s doing it.

Paul Buentello holds a record of 23-10, with fights dating back to 1997.

One other rumor is that a possible fight between UFC legend Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice could be in the works.

Strikeforce Tournament Fighter Payouts

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Strikeforce Tournament Salaries

Cung Le: $50,000
Trevor Prangley: $30,000
Alistair Overeem: $30,000
Brian Schwartz: $30,000
Falaniko Vitale: $20,000
Paul Buentello: $20,000
Jorge Santiago: $15,000
Sam Morgan: $10,000
Bobby Southworth: $10,000
Luke Stewart: $10,000
Dennis Hallman: $10,000
Alexander Crispin: $6,500
Sean Salmon: $5,000
Eric Lawson: $5,000
Jeremiah Metcalf: $5,000
Anthony Figueroa: $4,000
Anthony Ruiz: $3,500
Clint Coronel: $3,000
Lemont Davis: $2,000
Bryson Kamaka: $1,500
Josh Neal: $1,500
Chris Drumm: $1,000
Evan Esguerra: $1,000
Pete Sabala: $1,000

Total Attendance: 7,249, 5,621 paid
Total Earnings: $387,685
Total Fighter Payout: $275,000.

Strikeforce Tournament Results

Strikeforce Tournament Weigh-In Results

Date:

November 16, 2007

Venue:

HP Pavilion in San Jose, California

Broadcast:

Free on Yahoo Sports

Middleweight Tournament

Main Event

Undercard

  • Josh Neal (186) vs. Eric Lawson (184)
    Eric Lawson defeats Josh Neal by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:20 or R2.
  • Pete Sabala (137) vs. Anthony Figueroa (132)
    Anthony Figueroa defeats Pete Sabala by Split Decision
  • Clint Coronel (154.8) vs. Alex Crispin (155.5)
    Alex Crispin defeats Clint Coronel by Unanimous Decision
  • Chris Drumm (145) vs. Evan Esguerra (145.5)
    Chris Drumm defeats Evan Esguerra by Technical Draw (Punch to back of Drumm’s head) 2:35 of R2