Both of these guys collectively represent every reason I will never get inside a cage. Watching Bas Rutten’s Self-Defense tapes years ago just reminded me that the easiest thing to do is just run away. There’s no way I could execute any of that stuff when someone like Kimbo is running towards me. If you see Kimbo coming in your direction, prepare to wake-up 5 minutes later on your neighbor’s lawn. When Mr. Slice arrived at EliteXC, he hired El Guapo to train him in more effective ways to stick a fist through a person’s skull. After his lost against Seth roughly a year ago, Basimbo (MMA’s version of ‘Brangelina‘) separated and everyone was sort of permanently left in an element of wtfness. Now it’s time to lay the beans on the table, add sour cream and make a ‘smack-talking burrito’. Here is what Kimbo Slice told Fighters Only:
“I guess with him, he pretended to be a friend but he really wasn’t I guess. It was just business with him. You pay a guy good money to teach you things and be a good teacher and they take your money…But then they turn round and say ‘I tried to teach you stuff but its not working’?… Come on man, you’re not a good teacher – so really he owes me some money right? But its all good, we all do what we gotta do.”
Of course you’re going to expect the Luchadore of the Low-kick to respond. Here is what he told Fighters Only:
I never said “I tried to teach you stuff but its not working”, I don’t say the word “stuff” when I mean skills or technique, I said, I try to teach you skills but you are not listening…Pretending to be a friend and getting paid GOOD for my work? Ha ha, OK, lets see here…Lets do the math here, 10% of 100,000, is $10,000, that I split in half, so I make $5000 in 5 or 6 weeks. I also told him BEFORE I started training him, that he had to understand that when I had a commentary job, that I had to do that, since this was not a “money making machine for me” (try to live in CA from $5000 in 6 weeks and support a family, haha, I dare you). He and his manager Mike, who’s a great guy, told me they understood that…Since I believed in him, and considered him a friend, I said NO to a whole bunch of commentary jobs because I wanted to be there for him for the entire time. Meaning, I actually LOST money training Kimbo. Well, actually, with the last fight (because they re-negotiated), I think I evened it out, but never made money.
I’ll leave the smack talking to the two guys who could serve me up a concussion just by sneezing in my direction. [Source]