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Kimbo Slice Gets Last Shot on UFC Reality Show

Kimbo Slice, who was all set to be the face of EliteXC, is now relegated to keeping his name alive in the sport of mixed martial arts by way of a reality television show. After being knocked out by a replacement fighter in October, Slice and the new MMA league quietly went away. Now close to a year later, the heavyweight has reappeared, albeit not in the same spotlight that he may have envisioned.

The 10th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” will certainly be an interesting one with Slice around, and will also include Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans as coaches of the 16 competitors.


UFC President Dana White issued a challenge to Slice that the only way he would get a shot in the marquee MMA league would be by earning his way into the octagon by way of the television series. Having to choose between pride and a potential payday down the road, Slice signed up and will definitely be a factor in the ratings.

Despite his crushing loss to Seth Petruzelli in mere seconds in front of 6.5 million pay-per-view customers, Slice still has a following and is a popular name in the sport. He was originally scheduled to fight the legendary Ken Shamrock, who had to step aside after suffering a cut during training. Petruzelli, who was relatively unknown at the time but a talented fighter no less, dispatched Slice and with him EliteXC went down the tubes.


If Slice can make a good showing of his time on the Spike TV series, the former Miami street brawler may be able to resurrect what appeared to be a dead career. He is a colorful character and one that is good for the publicity of MMA. Slice is known in the mainstream media and that should count for something to a sport trying to gain acceptability in that circle.

If Slice bombs out again, he can always sign with Vince McMahon and become a member of the WWE.




6/23/07 – Win versus Ray Mercer at 1:12, 1st Round by Submission (guillotine choke)



11/10/07 – Win versus Bo Cantrell at 0:19, 1st Round by Strikes

2/16/08 – Win versus Tank Abbott at 0:43, 1st Round by Strikes

5/31/08 – Win versus James Thompson at 0:38, 3rd Round by Strikes

10/4/08 – Loss to Seth Petruzelli at 0:14, 1st Round by Strikes

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