Monday, June 30, 2008

Rogers vs. Kimbo a Go for October

By: Sam Caplan -

According to a report by, a much anticipated heavyweight clash between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Brett Rogers is set for October.

“This fight will happen in October,” EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw is quoted as saying in the article, although he was uncertain whether the fight would be televised on SHOWTIME or CBS. However, the report indicates that the Slice vs. Rogers matchup will most likely take place on CBS’ October telecast, which is also likely to feature a rematch between K.J. Noons and Nick Diaz as well as a possible fight involving Gina Carano.

When contacted by on Wednesday while seeking a comment regarding whether Rogers would be involved with EliteXC’s next CBS telecast on July 26, a source within Rogers’ camp indicated that all comminications with the promotion have pointed to Rogers’ next fight taking place in October against Slice.

Both Rogers and Slice were victorious during EliteXC’s CBS debut on May 31. In the first-ever fight televised on network television in primetime, Rogers recorded a first round knockout against Jon Murphy. In the night’s main event, Slice was declared the winner in the third round against James Thompson in what was considered by many to be an early stoppage.

Following the show, an altercation between Slice and Rogers took place at the post-fight press conference for the event. Rogers was critical of Slice’s performance and didn’t hide his feelings and when Slice stood up upon taking offense, the two nearly came to blows.



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