When it was revealed that legendary YouTube street-fighting sensation Kimbo Slice would battle former WWE star Ken Shamrock as the main event in this Saturday nights EliteXC Saturday Night Fights at the BankAtlantic Center, many mixed martial arts fans were understandably upset. Although Slice has made a legend by turning faces into mulch with his fists of fury and then posting the gruesome images on the Internet for all to see, some complain he fights only has-beens and gas station attendants. Shamrock was once known as the Worlds Most Dangerous Man, but at age 44, hes no longer a serious contender.
Slice says hes looking to gain more experience in the MMA field after just three fights. He has also been training with MMA legend Bas Rutten in order to refine his style into a martial arts-based method. Either way, it should be entertaining to watch Kimbo try to move up in the ranks. The first fight begins at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $1,000 and can be purchased at www.elitexc.com.
Sat., Oct. 4, 6 p.m., 2008