Following Kimbo Slice’s controversial win over James Thompson, Brett Rogers put himself on the radar as a leading candidate to face Kimbo in the future when he publicly blasted Kimbo for his performance at the post-fight press conference. Rogers hasn’t stopped talking about the fighting the former YouTube street fighter since, so you knew it was only going to be a matter of time before we heard from Roger’s camp once Ken Shamrock was announced as Kimbo’s opponent.
In a prepared statement that was issued to Five Oz. from Rogers’ camp, Rogers and Team Bison go on the record to let everyone know exactly they feel about the decision. They start the statement out with immediately laying rest to any claims that they have a problem with EliteXC. In fact, they are very happy with the struggling promotion. After that though, all bets are off.
As for Oct 4th; that was our spot. Shamrock with his name and giant ego butted in line to get a slice of Kevin. At 103 years of age Ken usurped our rightful place against the YouTube champ. Our sincerest hope is that Ken whips Kimbo and then we can finally euthanize the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” and relegate him to some MMA dinosaur exhibit. Maybe taxidermy him and Severn and place them on a rotating pedestal where they can endless circle each other.
If Ken proves to be more sham then rock and Fergi beats him, then the Slice hype grows even greater. Dude is already more myth then Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a fucking unicorn combined. Kevin is the black Yeti.
Caught between a Shamrock and a hard place, Kevin has chosen the old over the new; the past over the future. But Fergi… the hard place is coming. By putting us off, making us wait will only make matters worse. There is nothing business about it anymore. Kimbo made it a point to go frontin’ to our boys at Big Black. But that street thug B.S. might work well with the fan bois and the Internet dorks who think your street cred means something; but Son… Brett comes from Cabrini Green; the worst 12 blocks of America. Compared to that your street is Sesame Street. So you can say it is very personal between Brett and Fergi. So go ahead and make us wait while you fight Tank and Shamrock. Hell, why not fight Hackney, Harold Howard, Fred Ettish and the rest of Jurassic MMA? And while your shuckin’ and duckin’ we will be hustlin’ and muscilin’ and when the bell finally tolls the only real question left is … do you wake up looking at canvas or arena lights?
You have to give them credit for being original, except they haven’t quite figured out yet that the rules to the game are different with Kimbo. While a good public confrontation and some trash talkin’ in the media has always been the go to play in the playbook to get the fight you want, it’s just not enough to get a crack at “Fergi.” If Brett truly wants to nail down the fight, he needs to go and put on a shitty performance in his next fight, lose, and make EliteXC officials believe Kimbo will actually beat him. It’s terribly sad that I’m being sincere.