I tell people that EliteXC Kimbo was far better than UFC Kimbo. When Kimbo was headlining cards on CBS, dude KOd James Thompson who defeated Don Frye who defeated Gilbert Yvel who managed to KO Cheick Kongo who beat Cro Cop back in UFC 75 who actually defeated Mark Hunt who defeated Tsuyoshi Kohsaka who is known as the only person to ever hand Fedor a loss. So technically, Kimbo Slice defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Please, do not light my car on fire for that statement.
This week we interviewed Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney, about the possibilities of Kimbo Slice joining the organization for their season three heavyweight tournament. It looks like Kimbo will not be getting his bread from Bellator.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for anyone that has the courage to get inside that cage and want to fight. I played football in college and that was a very high impact sport but it pales in comparison to what even the smallest guy on the smallest card at the smallest show puts him or herself through, so I respect anyone who does it. I don’t know if a Kimbo Slice or a James Toney or those kind of people fit into Bellator. I don’t think they are what we are about. Bellator is about the objectivity and the best fighting the best for the championship. We are unconcerned with the back story or where you may or may not have been on Youtube in terms of being a street fighter or a internet phenomenon. I think what really matters is who is the best and who is going to beat the best. So I don’t know if the personality driven characters are necessarily a great fit for what we are about.”