MMA Fighting reports:
Moosin executive Corey Fischer has confirmed the organization's intention for a second show, and said the current plans include bringing back previous headliners Tim Sylvia and Mariusz Pudzianowski, in separate fights.
If Moosin gets their way, they'll come to the Second City with Sylvia fighting 7-foot-2 Korean Hong Man Choi, and five-time "World's Strongest Man" Pudzianowski taking on popular former EliteXC and UFC star Kimbo Slice in feature bouts.
"I would say the Kimbo-Pudzian fight is the furthest from being finished, but we're trying to work on it and make it happen," Fischer said.
I have to say that this is nearly perfect freak show MMA fight booking. Kimbo Slice and Pudzianowski both draw eyeballs and media attention in a way that more legitimate fighters don't.
Fischer is also shrewdly thinking about the demographics. Chicago is a huge market for Polish immigrants, Moosin's home base. And bringing in Hong Man Choi will draw South Korean eyeballs -- Moosin's other home.
The first Moosin card was truly entertaining and I will be rooting for them to pull this off.
A few years ago, Kimbo Slice would have already fought in Japan, but clearly the crippled MMA scene there can't afford to make him an offer he can't refuse. We'll see if Moosin can.
And from a sporting perspective, Kimbo vs Pudz is a good fight as well. Neither man is a world beater, or even very good, but both have "strengths" (get it?) they bring to the cage.
Sylvia vs HMC is also more compelling than some of the other bouts featuring the Korean giant if only because Sylvia's striking-based style plays to HMC's K-1 strengths.
Time will tell if Fischer is just blowing smoke or if he'll be able to sign these fights.
UPDATE: Loretta Hunt rains on the parade:
I just did a quick text with Kimbo's manager, who said "NO", Kimbo is not fighting on Moosin in Sept.