Originally, Slice was to have faced off against MMA legend Ken Shamrock in this, his 4th fight in a cage. Shamrock opened a cut above his eye earlier in the day while warming up that required 6 stitches to close, whereby causing Shamrock’s elimination by governing fight doctors.
Before this fight Seth Petruzelli was best known for being on the 2nd season of the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter, as well as a brief career in the UFC. He had taken the last year off from competition, and was looking to get back to action in an undercard performance.
Instead, he took the last minute offer to fight Kimbo and took down the EliteXC’s chosen marketing cornerstone. The burning question is whether or not he killed a fight promotion (EliteXC) in the process.