MMA Houston Alexander reconfirms fight with Kimbo Slice on 12/5

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Houston-Alexander-reconfirms-fight-with-Kimbo-Slice.html



    Houston Alexander reconfirms fight with Kimbo Slice

    MMA's biggest secret, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. Houston Alexander at TUF 10 finale, has been about as ill kept as a secret can be. Numerous hints have been dropped from both fighters indicating that the fight is on and essentially ending the drama that Slice may be fighting for the season's ultimate prize -- a six-figure UFC contract.

    The latest hint comes from UFC light-heavyweight Houston Alexander, as he confirmed yet again that he is facing Slice on a recent appearance with "The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire" show on KEZO-FM in Omaha, Neb.

    "Yeah, Kevin Ferguson on December 5," Alexander said. "The fight was presented to us and we didn't even hesitate."

    Spike TV earlier this week confirmed Slice's participation on The Ulimate Fighter 10 finale card Dec. 5 in Las Vegas, however, his opponent wasn't officially revealed. The UFC and Spike TV have been teasing for quite sometime that Slice may re-enter the tournament and don't seem to want to take that carrot down quite yet.

    Slice was eliminated from the tournament in the seasons' third episode by Roy Nelson via second-round TKO.

    Some suggest that rumors of a Slice-Alexander bout could be just a ploy to make people think that Slice isn't returning to the tournament. We all have to just wait and see until next week's two hour season finale, which features the remaining quarterfinal and the semi-final bouts.

    The bout, if it does indeed go down, is likely to take place at a 215-pound catchweight; although the fight was originally set to take place at light-heavyweight (205 pounds). However, it's been speculated that Slice would have been unable make that weight.

    Alexander (9-4) opened up his UFC career by scoring impressive back-to-back first-round TKO wins over Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara. He has since lost three-straight UFC fights against Thiago Silva, James Irvin and Eric Schafer.

    Alexander was most recently granted approval by the UFC to take a fight outside of the promotion, where he finally broke his losing streak by defeating Sherman Pendergarst via first-round TKO at Adrenaline IV in September.

    Slice sports a 3-1 professional MMA record, with all of his fights coming under the now-defunct EliteXC promotion. He last saw official action at EliteXC: "Heat" in Oct. 2008, where he suffered his lone career loss at the hands of Seth Petruzelli. Slice is currently training with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla.

    Here are other notable quotes from Alexander's apperance on 92.3 FM "Todd N Tyler's":

    -"... My hand is healed from the Sherman Pendergarst fight. We sparred on Sunday and it was six guys. We went 11 three-minute rounds. I'm practicing boxing, takedown defense, it's just crazy."

    -"...I plan to peak at the time of the fight and work out the morning of the fight to get my blood flowing. "

    -"...Before a fight, I don't get nervous, I get anxious. I listen to Rage Against the Machine. I just want to get in there and start fighting. I'm really excited."
     
  2. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    Housten takes this.
     
  3. Gogoplata

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    doubtful
     
  4. Jeebus

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    Maybe if this was a headbutting contest.
     
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    lol damn this is gonna be fucken good.

    noracist
     
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    i wonder if kimbo takes this to the ground. wouldnt be surprised at all.
     
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    lol wut

    no
     
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    alexander will be the superior boxer and has no ground game to speak of.

    kimbo has been training alot with att, a team known for jiu jitsu, excuses, and being overweight.
     
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  10. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    werd. interesting that Alexander is training take down defense for Kimbo too.

     
  11. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Kimbo will trade a little bit but will take it to the ground. they both negate each other's standup but Kimbo will have the slight edge on the ground.
     
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    id really like to see kimbo get with a camp that could help him make the cut to 205 properly.
    for some reason i think he would fit in alot better with greg jackson's.

    i dont see kimbo picking up muay thai or bjj all that well.
    i figure him as more of a boxer, developing takedowns & takedown defense, GnP & sub defense.
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    fuck me I need to find a way to get Spike by then :hsd:
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    not wanting to pay 60 a month for 60 channels when i only watch 3 of them doesn't make me cheap, it makes me not stupid.
     
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    interesting fight both guys have similar styles
     
  16. calteg

    calteg Those who would sacrifice personal liberty for sec OT Supporter

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    If they both stand and bang it should be a sweet fight.
     
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    congrats to the ufc for finding a fighter with even less ground game than kimbo so he can have a chance to look good
     
  19. brolli

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    I've been waiting to see this fight. Kimbo wins all day.
     
  20. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    Sweet! Kimbo will will win via KO
     
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    Houston is coming off a win, Kimbo is coming off a loss. Both guys are "old". Should be fun! I hope Houston kicks ass.
     
  22. alkalinesolo

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    Kimbo's jaw looked like glass against Petruzelli, so I wouldn't doubt if he got a takedown and ruined Alexander with some ground and pound. He's looked interested in learning new things on the show - and what better place to showcase newly learned skills.
     
  23. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    What does he mean "peak" at the time of the fight?
     
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    Agreed. Kimbo hasn't looked impressive at all recently in any of his MMA fights. They both have showed signs of having a weak chin but Houstons punches look scary powerful while Kimbo's striking looks really stiff and he just doesn't seem very quick/explosive lately.
     
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    In reference to his physical conditioning and strength training.
     

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