KIMBO SLICE, THE GUY HAS GOT “IT”
The internet legend has the looks of a nasty heavyweight and the chops to push a promotion.
We’ll find out in the next year if he can fight on a high level. Listening to the Wednesday Elite XC conference call, Slice impressed me.
His biggest exposure yet comes on Nov. 10 in Corpus Christi. Slice fights Bo Cantrell on Showtime’s Elite XC card.
His story is amazing. His Youtube backyard fights have been downloaded in excess of 2 million times. Remember the street brawler Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) from the Every Which Way But Loose and Anyway Which Way You Can way movies? Kimbo is the hood’s version of Philo.
He’s also a great example of what makes many MMA fighters awesome interview subjects. There’s a raw honesty with these guys.
Listen to clip below as Kimbo covers..
Why he wants to fight professionally. He wants to be a champion. He’s a sponge and wants to learn everything he can from MMA legend Bas Rutten. His desire to fight actually drives him to tears at times.
It’s a great listen. I’m intrigued. I want to see what the guy can do with the opportunity of a lifetime.
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KIMBO SLICE vs. RAY MERCER (FULL FIGHT)
This is my favorite Slice backyard fight. His opponent tries to stop the fight 10x because he’s getting his ass kicked. Kimbo also drops his hands and lets the dude punch him in the face several times.
Slice says why he fights, succinctly at the end, “That’s how a nigga eat, man!”