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Dana White comments on Kimbo Slice

kimbo_dana.jpgAccording to The Fight Network, UFC president Dana White was asked by a reporter during a Monday press conference to comment on Kimbo Slice’s performance this past Saturday against Bo Cantrell at EliteXC: Renegade.

White said he did not watch the bout but still offered some comments.

“The guy is a tough street fighter,” White said. “I don’t know much about him. He’s a street fighter, and he’s making the switch to MMA. Who knows what could happen to a guy like that.”

While White’s comments could hardly be construed as complementary, they were still a huge departure of his previous statement last May, in which he was not only critical of the Cage Fury Fighting Championships for making a match between Slice and Ray Mercer, but also Slice himself.

ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) was informed by sources within Zuffa last week that White’s stance towards Slice’s involvement in MMA had softened.

It would not be surprising if the UFC pursued Slice once his current contract expires if he’s able to perform well against name opponents.

8 COMMENTS
  • Davey D says:

    If Kimbo keeps on winning, I think he’ll be in the UFC after his contract with EXC expires. Only time will tell.

  • nicklovesmma says:

    people wanna see lesnar vs slice

  • ossBASHA says:

    That would be a bad matchup for Kimbo.

  • Shoutfan says:

    Dana is thinking about getting that monster signed!

  • theickysticky says:

    Lesnar and Kimbo!!! That would be an awesome fight. It would end with Lesnar choking him out or Lesnar going to sleep. I would love to see it.

  • Don Frye says:

    Dana will sign whoever brings in pay per view buys. . Remember that he wants the sport to GROW and with WHOMEVER brings in the $$$ and PPV buys…Kimbo Slice would probably add 5% MORE buys to any card if he were on it. Dana is SMART..He knows that. Why do you think he brought in Lesnar to MMA???? PPV buys thats why…Slice will be in the UFC most likely 2008-2009, whenever his contract expires…

  • JOSUE says:

    Kimbo “FREAK” Slice should fight Brock Lesner that would give both fighters an opportunaty to make a name for themselves in the world of MMA………………………now that one crasy ass fight . A true striker vs a wrestler

    Someone out there make it Happen!!!!

  • WELBY says:

    i would love to see kimbo and lesner fight. i also think that Dana White should Reconsider his remarks towards Kimbo because one day he could possibly be a UFC champion like he always says you never know what could happen in an MMA fight.

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