Kimbo Slice vs. Sean Gannon Likely For Oct. 4th’s EliteXC on CBS

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Josh Gross over at Sports Illustrated has the frontrunner to face Kimbo Slice at EliteXC-CBS on Oct. 4, to be none other then Kimbo’s street fighting arch nemesis and former UFC fighter Sean Gannon.

Three names keep popping up as the next opponent for Kimbo Slice on Oct. 4: Brett Rogers, Ken Shamrock and … wait for it … Sean Gannon.

Gannon, a Boston police officer who defeated Slice in the most famous of the Miami street brawler’s underground fight videos. If you’ll recall, the UFC tried to capitalize on the YouTube-famed fight by signing Gannon in 2005, but Branden Lee Hinkle pounded him out in less than a round. Since then, Gannon has sat on the sidelines flirting with a big payday and a chance to rematch Slice on a larger stage.

At this point, unfortunately, signs are pointing to Gannon. The story works for CBS — it’s an easy sell and Kimbo shouldn’t face much of a threat. It’s perfect all around. That is, unless you think circus fights have no place in MMA, particularly in front of six million viewers.

Not the best news for hardcore’s, but It will preserve Kimbo Slice for bigger paydays down the line.

UPDATE: EliteXC VP Jared Shaw denies Sean Gannon is even a front runner.

“There are several options we’re considering right now. Gannon is not the guy,”

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Bas Rutten: Kimbo Slice Wants A Rematch With Sean Gannon

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According to an interview on CbsSportsLine, Bas Rutten has stated that Kimbo Slice really wants to fight Sean Gannon. Gannon defeated Kimbo by Guillotine during one of Kimbos infamous street fighting videos.

As a result of the fight, the UFC invited Gannon to fight at UFC 55, where he was quickly defeated by Branden Lee Hinkle.

Q: Have you discussed an opponent at all?

BR: No, absolutely not. We would really like to have Sean Gannon, the guy he lost to on the Internet, because they changed a lot of rules with that fight. That fight was purely boxing and suddenly knees started getting involved and the choke holds and he started clinching, and that was not just the match. I think it’s really been bothering Kimbo and I think he wants revenge.

That match is high on the priority list and hopefully Tank Abbott is one, too. Apparently he made some videos and said some things about Kimbo. When you put those videos out I think you should not only just bark but you should fight and take the fight.