EliteXC heavyweight contender Brett Rogers has issued a statement through Five Ounces of Pain on being bypassed by UFC hall of famer Ken Shamrock for the opportunity to fight Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Fergusson in the main event of the promotion’s October 4th event on CBS.
In the statement, Rogers, who has had a public feud with Slice since his controversial victory over James Thompson in the main event of EliteXC “Primtime” on CBS in May, verbally attacks both Slice and Shamrock, but not EliteXC, after the matchup was booked instead of Rogers taking on Slice.
“[Slice] is already more myth then Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a [expletive] unicorn combined. Kevin is the black Yeti,” reads a portion of the statement.
Continue reading to check out an excerpt from Rogers’ statement…
As for Elite â€“ this is our home. We are excited to be part of Elite, CBS and Showtime. We are proud to be part of one of fastest-growing and best backed promotions in the world. We are proud to be part of a show that treats their fighters with love and respect and is not afraid to let their fighters compete outside the boundaries.
As for Oct 4th; that was our spot. Shamrock with his name and giant ego butted in line to get a slice of Kevin. At 103 years of age Ken usurped our rightful place against the YouTube champ. Our sincerest hope is that Ken whips Kimbo and then we can finally euthanize the â€œWorldâ€™s Most Dangerous Manâ€ and relegate him to some MMA dinosaur exhibit…If Ken proves to be more sham then rock and Fergi beats him, then the Slice hype grows even greater. Dude is already more myth then Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a fucking unicorn combined. Kevin is the black Yeti.
Compared to that your street is Sesame Street. So you can say it is very personal between Brett and Fergi. So go ahead and make us wait while you fight Tank and Shamrock. Hell, why not fight Hackney, Harold Howard, Fred Ettish and the rest of Jurassic MMA? And while your shuckinâ€™ and duckinâ€™ we will be hustlinâ€™ and muscilinâ€™ and when the bell finally tolls the only real question left is â€¦ do you wake up looking at canvas or arena lights?
To read Rogers’ statement in it’s entirety head to Five Ounces of Pain.