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Sean Gannon-Kimbo Slice Won't Be on CBS, Jake Shields-Paul Daley Will Be

Responding to yesterday's report that Kimbo Slice would take on Sean Gannon in a fight on CBS on October 4, EliteXC officials say it's not going to happen.

EliteXC vice president Jared Shaw wouldn't tell MMAWeekly.com who Kimbo will fight in his next network television appearance, but he would say, "There are several options we're considering right now. Gannon is not the guy."

That's good news. A Kimbo vs. Gannon fight would be the ultimate freak show. Kimbo should take on a legitimate MMA fighter, perhaps for the EliteXC heavyweight title that will be vacated after Antonio Silva's positive steroid test.

Even better news: Shaw said EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields, perhaps EliteXC's best pound-for-pound fighter, will fight on the October 4 show against Cage Rage welterweight champion Paul Daley. Daley is a hard striker with knockout power, and he and Shields should give viewers a solid fight.

EliteXC is troubled financially, but the combination of Kimbo fighting someone, a Shields-Daley fight and the already announced Gina Carano-Kelly Kobald fight provide hope that the organization's third CBS show will be a good one.