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An interview of Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice, before his debut fight on boxing.
Kimbo Slice was originally an Internet sensation who was famous for street fighting videos. After several years, Kimbo Slice became part of EliteXC and headlining several shows on CBS. Then he became a member of the UFC promotion through “The Ultimate Fighter” show.
However, he was recently released from the UFC and now embarking his way to boxing. Kimbo Slice will be making his debut fight in his new career this weekend in Oklahoma against James Wade.
But before his boxing debut, Kimbo Slice sat down to take an interview with the retired UFC fighter Charles McCarthy. Watch the full interview courtesy of CageJunkies.com after the break.Read the rest of the article »
Despite much bluster and multiple rumored opponents, it seems that Strikeforce welterweight champion - Nick Diaz - will not be returning to the boxing ring anytime soon.
Following rumors of upcoming boxing bouts and opponents, Strikeforce welterweight champion – Nick Diaz – appears to be not returning to boxing any time soon. His boxing promoter, Don Chargin, issued a press release yesterday, noting that the MMA fighter is intent of focusing on his current combat sports profession.
“Right now, he has an opportunity of a lifetime as it pertains to his MMA career. While I don’t doubt that Nick and his team were serious about taking the big step into boxing, it only makes sense for him to finish what he started and see how far he can go in MMA before he does anything in boxing.”
Nick Diaz’s trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie, also added that recent rumors about boxing matches versus Jeff Lacy and Fernando Vargas are just mere promotional stunts. And while many fight fans believe that the Strikeforce champ can fight against Georges St-Pierre, UFC President – Dana White – stated that there are still a lot of hurdles to deal with before the title unification bout takes place. Dana White reportedly met with Nick Diaz in Las Vegas last week, sparking the welterweight superfight speculations even more.View Article Source »
Nick Diaz is not leaving MMA. But until he finds a worthy opponent, he might face Jeff Lacy in a boxing match.
Though Strikeforce welterweight champ – NIck Diaz – is not retiring in MMA, he sees a bleak future in his division. That said, his camp is angling for opportunities outside the sport in case no one within are interesting. In fact, Nick Diaz’s coach – Cesar Gracie – is working to book the fighter in a boxing match against Jeff Lacy. And it could be feasible since Nick Diaz has reworked his MMA contract.
What do you think should be Nick Diaz’s next challenge?Read the rest of the article »
After the No-Way-in-Hell Alert that Manny Pacquiao plans to try mixed martial arts, it seems like someone is willing to give the Boxing King a shot. But it still a thing of the future. Who knows?
Karl James “KJ” Noons already muster a 10-2 record in his mixed martial arts career, and may be the only fighter who anchors an akin boxing trail of 11-2 and 5 KOs. Sporting an outstanding transcript, Noons is eager to welcome the Pound-for-pound King of Boxing — Manny Pacquiao — in the MMA. But after that’s all been said and done in the cage, Noons is willing to step inside the ring with him too. If this bout will ever come into fruition, only time will tell. Still, KJ Noons deserves a round of applause as he shows his guts in facing anyone, both inside the cage and the ring.
Is it time for fans to realize that boxing and MMA can co-exist?View Article Source »
James Toney said he is ready to take down the legendary Randy Couture, but with a few detractors and specifics.
James Toney, after his debut last two weeks ago, is still sending mixed signals about his martial arts training and his respect for sport as he is preparing for Randy Couture.
Toney, who was on the conference for the upcoming UFC 118 event used some of the Q&A portion to devour chances and skills of his legendary opponent Couture. He explained why he’ll win the game. The boxing champion find specifics on his new sport, saying that he was “born to win” and that “James don’t lose”.
“You’ll see James do what he does best and that’s knock his head off,” Toney said. “You know, like I said, I’m not worried about whatever Randy’s going to do. Randy’s going to be Randy, James will be James, you know what I’m saying? Whatever happens, happens. But you know what, I’m winning, point blank, hands down. If he decides to get close to me, he knows it’s a wrap for him.”Read the rest of the article »
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