Kimbo vs. James Thompson – EliteXC
Slice was supposed to be the guy that brought the sport of MMA mainstream. Or at least that’s what the brain trust at EliteXC thought.
No one gave “The Colossus” much of a chance at beating KSlice in their main event fight back in 2008, but for over two rounds that exactly what Thompson did. The larger Brit used his superior wrestling to take Kimbo down and pound his face in for the first two rounds.
At the start of the third round, Thompson had a rather large hematoma on his ear. A hematoma that he had prior to stepping into the cage for the fight, mind you.
The very first punch Kimbo throws in round three landed right on Thompson’s hematoma and busts it open. There was a lot of blood, but it was on his ear and was really just cosmetic. This is where it got bizarre:
Referee Dan Miragliotta inexplicably steps in and calls the fight as Thompson is still on his feet. One can only think of Eddie Bravo and one of his conspiracy theories here.
Watch for yourself: