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Rumor: Bellator and Kimbo Slice in Talks

Rumor: Bellator and Kimbo Slice in Talks

There’s a rumor floating around the MMA media ether, and as rumors go, this one is a doozy. Middle Easy was the first to speak of it yesterday.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Yeah, that’s right, Kimbo Slice – the MOST popular MMA fighter of all time. The backyard brawler turned MMA star upon which whose shoulders EliteXC stood (and eventually stood no longer). The beloved slugger who garnered over three million viewers for the pre-recorded episode of The Ultimate Fighter in which he fought on. The man who headlined the first MMA show to ever air on network television.

Yes, that guy.

Kimbo was last seen in the Octagon back in 2010, losing via TKO to Matt Mitrione. He hasn’t been completely stagnant, though; the 40-year old has been boxing, winning his last bout back in January of 2013.

Why would Bellator want him? I mean, Kimbo would pose almost no threat to any legitimate heavyweight out there. The answer to that question is simple: MONSTER RATINGS. Of all the fighters on the planet, no one draws them in like he does. No one.

Looks like we’re going to have to wait and see if this rumor pans out.



  • AlphaOmega says:

    You forced me to log in to comment on this topic. Particularly this part: “The answer to that question is simple: MONSTER RATINGS.”

    This might of been true 4 yrs ago, but now nobody cares, trust me nobody cares. How much do you hear about him in boxing? Barely at all, hell he was a whole 1 hr away from where I live boxing in a match (that’s whats sad is he was boxing in a casino town that has a whole 13k people in it, only 3k more then my town) and it wasn’t

    Also if Bellator signs them, this hurts them more then helps, he’s a gimmick who can barely fight. Unless they are going to have him do boxing matches, or MMA matches where the rules state you can’t ever ever kick, punch, or look at his legs, then maybe it’ll turn out well.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    There was also a rumour that theyd offered Ricardo Arona a contract which also turned out to be bollocks

  • THEGUNNER says:

    whats butterebean up to these days? Or bob sapp. Bellitor is good mma on friday. Leave it at that. Its always good to be the best but alive and well is just as good to.


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