EliteXC heavyweight Brett Rogers called out Kimbo Slice at the CBS/EliteXC post fight press conference, calling Kimbo’s performance in a win over James Thompson “Garbage”, and repeatedly asserting that Kimbo tapped out in the second round.
Kimbo responded by getting in Rogers’ face, and the two men had to be separated. A couple of days later Rogers called out Kimbo again; this time in the form of an open letter:
“If Kimbo is the badest man on the planet; then lets do this thing,” said Rogers. All due respect…step up or step aside.”
It appears that Kimbo, who was a guest on Dan Le Batard’s radio show yesterday, has decided to step up. Kimbo told Le Batard that the fight will likely take place in October.
“Considering Brett Rogers is as ignorant as he is, he’s probably looking at it like Kimbo Slice can be a meal ticket. Instead of making the fight at more of a business tip, this is going to be personal. This shit is personal now. If he wants to call me out, considering he’s going to get big money to fight me, then you know, from a business point of view, whoever was in his ear, they did their part, and now they got the fight.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops.