With a win over Tank Abbott this past weekend at EliteXC: "Street Certified," magnetic Miami street-brawler turned mixed martial artist, Kimbo Slice, has got just about everyone talking about who he should fight next.
Former UFC heavyweight contender, Paul Buentello, has re-issued his challenge to take on Slice in a professional bout via MMAWeekly.com. "The Headhunter" -- who currently fights under the Strikeforce banner -- called out the former bareknuckle brawler the first time about one year ago before Slice even considered a move to MMA.
Here's the most recent snip:
"People want to see it. I think everybody wants to see it. Me and Kimbo should lace up the gloves. Everybody wants to see it and I think it's time. He's fighting all the guys I've already knocked out and I've already exposed. He needs to get off that buffet line I put out there and come over to my Paul Buentello taco shop and see if we can get to work."
There's no question that Buentello sees a fantastic opportunity to get some huge exposure with this type of showdown. Slice -- with just two pro fights and one exhibition match to his credit -- proved that he is an amazing draw, selling out the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla., and whipping the capacity crowd into an absolute furor.
Like it or not, Kimbo has a rare, money-making quality that fascinates folks who revile his existence and, at the same time, praise his exploits. Put simply, people are going to tune-in to see him get put in his place, put someone in his place, or just out of sheer curiosity.
Bas Rutten -- legendary mixed martial artist and Kimbo's trainer -- understands this concept. And is realistic in his assessment of who might be the next man to throw leather with the bearded wonder.
Here's the vid:
So who's up next for Kimbo? Put simply, it doesn't matter. Most people will tune-in to watch him "beat up his grandmother."
Sorry, Paul. But you're more than likely going to have to get in line ... along with all the others who want to be the first to take Kimbo's bread on the professional stage.
To watch Kimbo beat up Tank in 43 seconds click here.