A few of you gave us the heads-up on UFC commissioner Dana White seemingly reversing field on Kimbo Slice and bringing in the guy that’s arguably responsible for putting former MMA league EliteXC in the dumper.
The upcoming 10th season is the first to feature heavyweight fighters since “TUF 2″ aired in late 2005. However, the top heavyweights from that season – winner Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Mike Whitehead and Petruzelli, for example – later dropped to the light heavyweight division. |MMA Junkie|
I am stunned by the news. White has been outspoken for the last two years on Slice. Here are some of the statements White has made in the last few years on Slice. “Kimbo Slice sucks, like I’ve said now for the last few months. This [expletive] guy can’t fight and he got knocked out in 13 seconds by a guy who didn’t win The Ultimate Fighter.”
CBS Sports notes that the show format may have been altered specifically to keep Kimbo around longer; the 16 fighters will not necessarily compete week-to-week to stay in the house. So then how do they eliminate each other? Heidi Klum kisses you on the cheek and says “Auf Wiedersehen.” I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.