A little over a month ago, Jared Shaw commented on who Kimbo Slice’s next opponent could be, or better yet, who it wouldn’t be when he steps back in the limelight on CBS. The good news was that Sean Gannon was asking for a little too much to be seriously considered as a viable option. Of course, that was a month ago, and if you’ve been paying any attention to what’s been going on with ProElite lately, a lot of changes have been made.
Unfortunately, it appears minds have changed on the Gannon front as well.
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.
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.
There was no mention of whether Gannon’s ridiculous asking price of $250,000 have gone down, so it’s hard to say if he’s all of a sudden become affordable or if ProElite is just becoming desperate.
If you’re reading this, chances are you probably think this fight is a steaming pile of absurdity. I can’t disagree with you. However, in trying my best to put myself in ProElite’s shoes, considering what’s at stake, I suppose they have to do what they have to do to survive. Of course, if booking the most ridiculous circus sideshow act mixed martial arts has ever seen in North America, and trying to sell it off to the general public as this legitimate grudge match is their only hope for survival, maybe they should just pack it in now before they lose anymore of their investors’ money.