ESPN The Magazine posted a very revealing cover article today on Kimbo Slice. In the article Slice reveals that he went homeless for a short time, living in the back of his truck. He also talked about why he walked the straight and narrow even during times when it might have been easier to commit crimes, and he elaborated on his ever evolving fight game. Below are a couple of clips from the article:
Kimbo On Why He Chose To Stay Crime Free:
To hurt someone vulnerable, I just couldn’t do it like that. You want to be a good father and productive citizen. I could have been on the cover of the newspaper as a killer. I had to fight with myself not to hurt people, some serious mental wars. But who would have raised my boys? They would have grown up knowing their dad died another violent death. They would have been angry, and now, instead of one person dying a violent death, you’ve got two other little protégés who would have grown up just as violent and vicious, causing even more harm to people. I couldn’t have that. I’ve got to be a guide to my kids. Nobody else is going to do it.
Kimbo On His MMA Status:
I still consider myself a baby at this game. Those guys probably know how to run circles around me, but I can bang with the best. And I’m not a one-dimensional fighter anymore. I used to have just a hammer. But now I’ve got a hammer, a tape measure, a screwdriver, a glue gun. Now I’ve got some tools in the belt.
To read more on this insightful story over at ESPN, click here.