The Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander rumor is still swirling, but now signs are starting to point to it taking place at the TUF 10 Finale, not UFC 107.
Apparently, the rumor got started when Houston let it slip on his Nebraska radio show that he would be fighting Kimbo at UFC 107. However, Houston’s on the NSAC’s Nov. 4 meeting agenda to apply for a fight license in Nevada. UFC 107 is taking place in Tennessee while the TUF 10 Finale is scheduled for Vegas, so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put those pieces together.
Furthermore, Kimbo Slice’s twitter feed also appears to be hinting at the rumored match-up.
Now none of this actually proves anything, but you know what they say, where there’s smoke…
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Update: It looks like we won’t have to wait till the end of the season to get confirmation on this rumor. The Times of Northwest Indiana says they have confirmed Kimbo will in fact fight Houston Alexander at the TUF 10 Finale. The fight will take place at a catchweight of 215 lbs.
The Times has learned from a source close to the Alexander camp that the fight has indeed been agreed to and that it will be contested at a special heavyweight catch weight of 215 pounds on “The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” on Dec. 5 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.
According to the source, the fight was originally going to take place at light heavyweight. But Ferguson, the source said, is not able to make the drop to 205 pounds, and the two fighters agreed to the bout at 215 pounds. Ferguson weighed in at 230 pounds for his fight with Nelson on the show, which was filmed over the summer. And on a media conference call two days before that episode aired, he said he was then just short of 235 pounds.
MMA Junkie has also confirmed the bout for the TUF 10 Finale.