Though we first made mention of a potential rematch between Kimbo Slice and Seth Petruzelli a couple days ago as a footnote to Cro Cop’s rematch with Alistair Overeem this rumor appears worthy of some front page attention. Contained within a quasi-entertaining article from the Sun Sentinel is this casual tidbit about everyone’s favorite street fighter avenging his most recent foe:
“He (Slice) may fight on the DREAM K-1 New Year’s Eve show in Japan, possibly a rematch with Petruzelli.”
I would normally write this type of rumor off as contrived and nonsensical, but if Japanese promotions have proved to enjoy one thing, it’s freak show squash matches on New Years Eve. Just ask Fedor Emelianenko or Bob Sapp or Zuluzinho. They’ll tell you. I also think that such a matchup might be the perfect opportunity for Slice, whose best bet could very well be the Japanese MMA/Pro Wrestling circuit.
Let’s be honest, the only way Kimbo could possibly make the kind of absurd dollars that EliteXC threw at him would be via the insatiable appetite that Japenese fans seem to have for jacked American dudes who moonlight as wrestlers on weekends. Suffice to say that if I were Kimbo, I’d be brushing up on my Japanese and thinking of a nice gimmicky “finisher” move.