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EliteXC announces contract extension with Kimbo Slice

kimbo-vs-tank-032.jpgElite Xtreme Combat announced a multi-fight contract extension with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson late Monday afternoon.

Terms of the deal have not be disclosed.

Slice is scheduled to headline EliteXC’s network television debut on CBS on May 31 in Newark, N.J. An opponent for Slice has not been officially announced, but NBC Sports’ Mike Chiapetta reported last week that Slice will be taking on James “Colossus” Thompson.

Slice, 2-0, made his professional mixed martial arts debut this past November at EliteXC’s Renegade in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he recorded a first round submission (punches) against Bo Cantrell.

His second career win came this past February at EliteXC’s Street Certified event in Slice’s adopted hometown of Miami, Florida. Slice needed just 0:43 to knock out Tank Abbott.

Prior to making his MMA debut, Slice gain notoriety for participating in unsanctioned street fights that were made available on YouTube. Before signing with EliteXC, he defeated former professional boxer Ray Mercer in an MMA exhibition last summer while competing for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

EliteXC also officially announced extensions with Gina Carano and middleweight champion Robbie Lawler. first reported Lawler’s extension last month and sources have indicated that Carano’s extension was negotiated several months ago.

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