Kimbo Slice will be in The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 in hopes of salvaging what’s left of his MMA career
Too bad he’s quitting the boxing gig even before he got the chance to split Manny Pacquiao in half eh?
YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice wants to salvage what’s left of his MMA career. After his war of words with UFC President Dana White in the past, he has finally acknowledged how big the UFC is to the sport of MMA and he wants to be a part of it.
You read it, Kimbo Slice is jumping on the UFC bandwagon and his only shot of finally setting foot inside the Octagon is by winning the Ultimate Fighter 10. Yes, the guy is actually entering the tournament for a chance to win a contract with the UFC. And since the guy really doesn’t have anything going for him right now, any contract would do.
”I don’t think there’s anybody I’ve talked more smack about than this guy,” UFC President Dana White said of the street fighting sensation while he was a guest on the Carmichael Dave show.
”I said the only way this guy ever gets in to the UFC is through The Ultimate Fighter and here he is, I gotta respect that. I tell you what, [on the first day of shooting] he walked in the gym, let me tell you what he’s pretty serious. He wasn’t messing around, he wasn’t joking, he wasn’t laughing.”
With the way his stint with EliteXC turned out, you wouldn’t be laughing either.
”A lot of people were offering him a lot of money and he wants to be legit, he wanted to come on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’,” White said of Kimbo’s career choice. ”Let me tell you, you don’t get paid to be on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. You come in and you fight and you try and win a contract.”
”You come on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ to get the contract, you don’t come on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ to get paid. You don’t get paid on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and, he’s dead set about winning this thing.”
”I don’t think he’s a big Dana White fan either, how could you be after all the things that have gone back and forth?” White asked. ”So, we’re gonna find out this season if he’s for real or not.”
”The thing is I’ve talked a lot of stuff about Kimbo but I absolutely respect the fact that he stepped up and came on. This is a guy who fought on CBS and, was a big draw.”
And that’s the reason why we all know that Kimbo doesn’t have to win the Ultimate Fighter to earn his spot inside the Octagon. At his age, White knows he only has a few years left to milk some cash on his new cow.
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