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Kimbo vs. Gannon by end of 2008?

Perhaps the fight that Kimbo Slice wants the most, a rematch against Sean Gannon, who is the only man to beat him in a street fight. The grueling and brutal street fight has been seen by millions of people on YouTube and a sanctioned MMA fight between the two may come to fruition be year’s end according to the article about Kimbo in the latest ESPN The Magazine:

A six-time New England Golden Gloves champ, Gannon still trains at a Boston MMA gym to stay sharp. He’s been a cop for 12 years and likes his job. But when the money is right—and insiders expect an agreement by year’s end—he’ll hope for permission to meet Slice in the cage, arguing that Boston cops have received approval to box. If told no, Gannon faces a decision: fight and deal with the consequences, or quit his job and chase an MMA career.

Emphasis mine.

Is Gannon someone that hardcores want to see Kimbo fight? Of course not. Everyone would rather see him step up and face some legitimate MMA competition. But you can’t deny that a fight against Gannon would be a compelling matchup based on their history. And it’s certainly a fight that EliteXC can sell all day, baby. All day.

19 COMMENTS
  • Evan says:

    Adam…you’re obsessed with Kimbo.

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    “You’ve seen Ill Will, so now watch “No Skill”. Two large guys wailing and flailing for beer-sodden knuckleheads. It’ll be freakin’ AWESOME, dude!

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  • UFC69INTX says:

    i would like to see kimbo vs gannon part 2, just as long as kimbo brings his thugs with him and pull gannon off him when he puts a submission attempt on him, hahaha

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  • Adam Morgan says:

    Obsessed? No. It just happens to be coincidence that I’m the person that posts about Kimbo the most.

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  • Evan says:

    Please Colossus….just end this mess….although I am sure he will run to the other side of the cage screaming as usual and then get knocked out by the glare from Kimbo’s gold tooth.

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  • Bad Monkey says:

    I’m gonna sneak up to ringside during Kimbo’s fight next Sat. and steal his ‘chunk’!!!! Then, ebay here I come.

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  • jimbo says:

    If the winner gets a years supply of twinkies it might be a good fight. hahaha slobs!

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  • Two Toes says:

    “who is the only man to beat him in a street fight.”

    Icey Mike, Kimbo’s manager, has said multiple times on the UG that Kimbo has lost other street fight(s) (I’m leaning towards him saying it was once but am not entirely positive). I believe he said that there were no recordings or they had no intentions of releasing it/them.

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  • ugh.

    Who gives a damn.

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  • Dave says:

    How is it in question whether or not Gannon would be cleared by the police force to fight? Wouldn’t they have already cleared him at least once, when he fought Hinkle in the UFC several years ago?

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  • Evan says:

    I am so sick of hearing about him I could care less about seeing his fights and I hope he gets his ass kicked the moment he fights a HW with true talent.

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  • Evan says:

    *couldn’t

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  • DPK says:

    Why the hell not, lets make it for the Elite XC heavyweight title, I’m sure as hell not paying or going out of my way to see it. The over hype side show is getting really old really fast. I am actually starting to hope Kimbo just gets knocked out on the 31st.

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  • Rich S. says:

    “and then get knocked out by the glare from Kimbo’s gold tooth.”

    lol.. you put that perfectly..
    all Kimbo has to do is breathe on “Collossus” and he’ll Knock him Out..

    idk..
    I wouldn’t even want to see Kimbo/Gannon 2..
    because i can already tell you he would win..
    ya.. he got knocked down like ten times when they fought..
    But if i remember right.. he took a few knees.. that i don’t think they were expecting..
    but now.. he’s had too much good training.. to lose to Sean again.. plus.. i just think having it sanctioned would be more of an advantage to Kimbo than Sean at this point..

    sooo… all this fight would do is make all the Kimbo-haters even sadder..
    but sure.. Since they don’t feel like giving him any crazy-good, experienced opponents any time soon.. they might as well make the matchup…

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  • Rich S. says:

    “i can already tell you he would win..”
    he.. as in.. Kimbo..

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  • Disturbed36 says:

    It’s all about marketing guys. Their going to make ALOT of money off this guy “Kimbo”, and when he gets his ass kicked,” which he will in MMA they’ll be done with him. Thank god we won’t have to hear about this guy no more. Don’t get me wrong. He’s got heart and he is a tough S.O.B but there is always someone out there that can beat your ass and MMA isn’t a place for him to look. He beat Ray Mercer and Tank Abbott, owell!! If they actually gave this guy someone to fight we wouldn’t be talking about him right now. Someone who isn’t washed up, out of shape, and that can actually say they want to win instead of getting paid, will kick his ass hard and fast. Ray Mercer and Tank Abbot are all about getting paid and don’t care if they win or lose…….

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  • Disturbed36 says:

    Give him someone growing into the sport. A no name. Someone with half a heart to WIN and start making money in MMA for instance. It would be alot better fight then what the two previous fights were. I guarntee it!!

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  • Disturbed36 says:

    I actually think Gannon will beat his ass but, like I said before, it is all about marketing and making money so who knows……..

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  • greg says:

    kimbo is a no talent joke who only fights bums

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