October 15, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Florida State Boxing Commission on Tuesday released the final gate figures and medical suspensions for EliteXC’s “Heat” on Oct. 4 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.


There were 6,854 paid attendees for $677,793 in gross gate revenue. An additional 847 tickets were given out as “comps,” adding up to $97,542 in uncounted revenue. 7,701 people attended the event in all.

At the post-fight press conference, EliteXC Head of Fight Operations Jeremy Lappen originally reported that 9,414 fans attended the event with 7,723 paid attendees for a live gate of $826,000.


Undercard fighter James Edson Berto was suspended for 30 days following his TKO loss to Conor Heun.

Lead-off main card fighter Murilo “Ninja” Rua was suspended indefinitely by the commission following his knockout loss to Benji Radach. He will likely need to be cleared by a doctor to be eligible to fight again.

Heavyweight Roy Nelson was suspended for 60 days following his TKO loss to Andrei Arlovski.

Main event attraction Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson was given the least amount of suspension, with 30 days on the DQ list for his 14-second TKO loss to Seth Petruzelli.

Ferguson’s would-be other half, Ken Shamrock, was not suspended by the commission due to the fact he did not fight on the card.

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