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Seth Petruzelli: Kimbo Slice's Entourage Threatened My Wife After EliteXC Fight

In the five days since he knocked out Kimbo Slice, Seth Petruzelli has made a series of public statements that don't reflect well on EliteXC or Kimbo, from saying EliteXC paid him a stand-up bonus to saying Kimbo was scared.

Now there's another: Petruzelli says that after he whipped Kimbo, instead of getting a congratulatory handshake, he got a bunch of taunts and threats -- including people who were with Kimbo threatening Petruzelli's wife.

A Petruzelli interview with Sam Caplan includes the following exchange:
Sam Caplan: Can you talk about the aftermath? That was a pretty crazy scene around the cage with Kimbo's crew. At any point were you concerned for your safety?

Seth Petruzelli: Oh yeah, 100 percent. Afterwards, and I didn't know it at the time, buy my wife had got threatened a few times. My corner had got threatened a few times. I had stuff thrown at me from the crowd. As soon as I had got done circling and screaming, the athletic commission told me I had to calm down because the crowd was getting crazy. So I calmed down and said listen, "You've got to get me out of here." And I kind of started to get worried about my well-being at that point (laughs).

Sam Caplan: Did the threats against your wife and your corner come from Kimbo's fans or his corner?

Seth Petruzelli: It was some of his posse that was around the cage. Not all of them were like that but there were a few that were talking some crap that I wasn't very happy about.

Sam Caplan: (Laughs) Do you have any idea what they possibly could have been mad at you about aside from doing your job?

Seth Petruzelli: I have no idea. I heard this one kid, he kept saying "You cheated! You cheated! You cheated!" (Laughs) And I'm like, how the hell did I cheat!? I mean, what are you talking about!?
It's important to note that no one is suggesting that Kimbo himself did anything wrong. In fact, as I noted immediately followed the fight, Kimbo was a good sport about it. It's just too bad that not everyone with him was, too.

MORE KIMBO:
Ken Shamrock Still Wants to Fight Kimbo Slice
ESPN's Michael Wilbon Says Kimbo Slice Threw the Fight
Petruzelli: "Kimbo Was Scared, I Want Tito Ortiz Next"
EliteXC Paid Kimbo $500,000, Petruzelli $50,000

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