Kimbo drops out of Mitrione fight at UFC 113Posted on March 4, 2010, 05:14 PM by Daniel Cassidy
While speculation mounts as to who James "Lights Out" Toney's first opponent will be, it seems as though Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson looks this evening to be the most likely candidate, as tonight it was announced he has dropped out of his UFC 113 fight with Matt Matrione in Quebec, Canada, on May 8th.
Kimbo's name had been mentioned as Toney's most likely opponent, given it would be a massive pull to any card, as Slice's name attracts so much attention, while Toney's first fight would be a seriously huge pull, and would bring so much more media attention to MMA from the boxing community. Juanito Ibarra, Toney's MMA coach, has spoken non stop about wanting to Toney vs Kimbo. Many expect an announcement regarding this match up to come in the next few days.
Currently, it remains only speculation, but it is official that Slice has pulled out of said UFC 113 bout but Slice is such a huge bout, and it's a given the entire boxing community will have their eyes on a fight between him and Toney. Kimbo's MMA record currently stands at 4-1, and trains at American Top Team, while Toney holds a Pro Boxing record of 72-6-3-2.