Let’s try this again.
Bellator is rekindling a fight that was supposed to have happened seven years ago. The promotion on Thursday announced that recently signed Kevin Ferguson – better known to most as Kimbo Slice – would make his promotional debut against UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock. The two will headline a Bellator event slated for June 20 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Instead of the fight taking place all those years ago, Shamrock was apparently denied the fight by a doctor who deemed that a cut Shamrock had sustained leading into the fight was a risk to his health.
The promoters asked Seth Petruzelli if he could step in and fill the void.
“It was an opportunity to step up,” Seth Petruzelli told ESPN, “It was something I wanted all my life.”
14 seconds later it was all over.
“I remember how excited I was when this fight was originally announced, and how disappointed I was when it didn’t come to fruition at that time,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “I’m very happy we were able to put this one together because I know these guys still have a lot of unfinished business to take care of, and when they do, it will be something special.”