While helping build the hype for the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show set to debut in September, Kimbo Slice spoke to Spike TV about the opportunity of fighting for the UFC.
“In means a lot to me to be part of the UFC. It’s a chance to become the ultimate fighter. The UFC is as big as it gets,” Slice said.
While preparing to answer his next question, fellow TUF 10: Heavyweights contender Wes Sims came into the scene to jokingly ask Kimbo for an autograph, perhaps dispelling some of the rumors floating around about the two of them.
Kimbo went on to add, “I still have a lot of things to learn to become a mixed martial artist, but there are a few things I can do in the meanwhile to survive in a fight. My stand up game is till improving.
“The heavyweight competition is tough,” Slice continued. “There are a lot of big guys that can go to the ground. And with guys their size, they can be dangerous.”
Kimbo also humbly admitted that the man he was two years ago wouldn’t stand a chance inside the octagon. “A guy coming into this thing with my caliber while I was street fighting would get smashed. You gotta have a feel for so many different things in this sport. It’s kinda like a science.”
Slice also spoke to what his motivation is when it comes to his fight career. “My biggest motivation is the opportunity. And to make tons of money.”
At least we know there’s still part of the old Kimbo left inside him.
You can watch the two-part video of Kimbo’s interview in our ‘Videos’ section by clicking here. You can see Kimbo, Wes, and the rest of the cast for The Ultimate Fighter Season 10: Heavyweights when the show makes its premiere September 16th on Spike.