Kimbo Slice ... heading to the UFC?
Against all odds, it looks like Kimbo Slice is one step closer to being in the UFC. Slice is expected to compete on the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. The move is beyond puzzling.
White has repeatedly said the only way he’d let Slice in is if he competed on The Ultimate Fighter and Slice will breathe new life into the TUF franchise, so it’s a no-brainer for White. Especially if a no-name competitor manages to clown Slice the way Seth Petruzelli did in his last EliteXC bout, which would just make White look better.
It’s puzzling to see what Slice has to gain from this. He’s professed a desire to go into boxing and even if that didn’t pan out, he could’ve gone overseas to fight in Japan. Japan is probably the only place he could get a reasonable fraction of his EliteXC paydays, as they seem to be big fans of freak shows over there.
I hope Slice is getting paid for his appearance on the show, otherwise he’s got almost nothing to win and a lot more to lose. Either way, it looks like another win for Dana White and especially for Spike and the TUF franchise.