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The very first MMA event to appear on major U.S. network television will feature a main event with Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (2-0).

Unfortunately, EliteXC never announced his opponent at Saturday's co-promoted show with Strikeforce, which took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The announcement was expected to be made at the event, but instead, Ferguson was called to the cage for a general introduction.

However, according to one report, James Thompson (14-8) could be the guy to face Ferguson in May.

The May 31 EliteXC event takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and airs in Saturday primetime on CBS.

According to fiveouncesofpain.com, a rumored bout with Ron Waterman (15-5-2) never materialized because a deal couldn't be worked out. Instead, Thompson -- a British fighter who's lost six of his past eight fights -- appears to be the leading candidate.

Ferguson, who rose to fame as underground fighter marketed on YouTube and other video-sharing sites, has since teamed up with Bas Rutten to train MMA. After an exhibition victory over Ray Mercer, Ferguson posted a 19-second TKO of Bo Cantrell and a 43-second KO of David "Tank" Abbott. Both fights took place with EliteXC, with whom Ferguson has signed a long-term contract.

Also slated to take place at the May 31 event is a EliteXC middleweight championship bout between title-holder Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith. Additionally, Phil Baroni meets Murilo "Ninja" Rua, and Tom Murphy takes on Brett Rogers. In women's action, Gina Carano is expected to meet Kaitlin Young.link

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Its funny cause yesterday i was talking to my buddy and i said Kimbo should fight James Thompson.Someone will be knocked out.

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This is such a bad idea for a fight for kimbo if you want to actually see him fight some real competition. James lost 6 of his last 8 fights.

And i remember his last fight, after his fight with Brett Rogers they were giving him a new nickname James "The Glass Jaw" Thompson. And he's going to beat kimbo, kimbo a guy who knocks guys out.

If you want kimbo to fight someone that's a set up, Brett Rogers who's fighting on the card, undefeated and bigger than kimbo, I think brett would beat him.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

This is such a bad idea for a fight for kimbo if you want to actually see him fight some real competition. James lost 6 of his last 8 fights.

And i remember his last fight, after his fight with Brett Rogers they were giving him a new nickname James "The Glass Jaw" Thompson. And he's going to beat kimbo, kimbo a guy who knocks guys out.

If you want kimbo to fight someone that's a set up, Brett Rogers who's fighting on the card, undefeated and bigger than kimbo, I think brett would beat him.



Yeah i agree..but i just want to see this fight becuase its a KO waiting to happen.

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Kimbo will KO him in the First minute of round 1. He's another bum

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If you want kimbo to fight someone that's a set up, Brett Rogers who's fighting on the card, undefeated and bigger than kimbo, I think brett would beat him.


Yer but you have to remember they dont want kimbo to lose there gonna keep feeding him bums untill hes got good record.

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Posted by Porch28

Kimbo will KO him in the First minute of round 1. He's another bum



WARWAGON -- ATTACCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!

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JT's gonna make quick work out of Kimbo

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I hope this is true. Go JT!!!!!

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JT has a glass jaw, and has shown no signs of wanting to go to the ground, so i see this being no different than Kimbo vs Tank, except it will only take a jab to knock JT out

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Posted by silverbullet

JT's gonna make quick work out of Kimbo


Come on... where's the rest of the JT WarWagon camp? I thought they'd be all over this one with comments!

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we'll see how kimbo responds to being put on his back. i like how kimbo is being hyped up to be some big puncher after he took care of tank and some random guy who was tapping out before he hit the mat. i guess elitexc has done a good job marketing this guy, heh.

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Posted by juanez13

JT has a glass jaw, and has shown no signs of wanting to go to the ground, so i see this being no different than Kimbo vs Tank, except it will only take a jab to knock JT out



did you even watch JT's last fight?

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If this fight happens I will be dissapointed. I would like to see him fight either Buentello or Silva. Fighting Thompson I don't think will tell us how good Kimbo really is. I know EliteXC want Kimbo to get wins. I think with Kimbo training with Bas he should be pretty well rounded for a new fighter. We will not know this until he fights tougher opponents.

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