Kimbo Slice is coming off a win over Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138 and is set to return to the Bellator cage on February 19th, which takes place in the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. During his appearance on the MMA Hour back on September 28th, 2015, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker teased that Slice might get the winner of a Nov. 6 fight between Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson (20-14).
“We might take a look at maybe the winner of that fight and Kimbo,” Coker said. “I’m not promising, I’m just saying.”
Bobby Lashley (13-2) recently spoke out about a potential fight with Slice, which as see above, Coker hinted at. Lashley feels that the promotion is just trying to get ratings, and that’s the reason they want to book this fight.
“I think they’re just trying to create a buzz,” he told MMAjunkie. “I think they’re trying to figure out who the next fight is for who.”
“Bellator is big on putting those big fights together, and I think if they get something like Kimbo and myself, that would be a big fight,” he said. “If Bellator needs something or wants something, then I’ll leave it up to them.”
With he and Slice being friends, Lashley is not sure if he wants to take this potential fight, but if Slice is interested in it then he would consider it.
“One, I’m good friends with Kimbo,” Lashley said. “Two, he is (American Top Team). But at the end of the day, if monetarily it makes sense, and they spoke to Kimbo and Kimbo was wanting to do it, I wouldn’t decline it. I let Bellator deal with that part, and if they come with something that makes sense, and if there’s something they want to do, I have to take it into consideration.”
Bellator 145 takes place on Friday, November 6th event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The main card airs live on Spike at nine p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while the preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at seven p.m. ET.