Report: Kimbo Slice Was Very Close To Returning At Bellator 123 For Proposed Rematch With James Thompson

According to a former Bellator matchmaker, Kimbo Slice was *this* close to signing with the organization for a match with James Thompson.

In an interview with Sherdog, Sam Caplan discussed how the promotion was on the verge of convincing a 40-year old Slice to return to professional MMA competition at Bellator 123.

“I wanted Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson for [Bellator 123]. That was one thing we had looked at before Scott Coker came in. I had Bjorn sold on that idea. I started negotiations with Kimbo’s management, and Bjorn went down there to close, and he met with Kimbo’s manager in Miami. It was a great meeting. We thought it was going to happen, but I think Kimbo had some reservations about getting back into MMA. I think he wants to stick strictly to a stand-up fight style.”

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