The tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter debuts on Spike this Wednesday, and fans are eagerly waiting to see how former Internet sensation-turned-MMA superstar Kimbo Silce fares on the show. The Bahamian-American mixed-martial arts fighter recently spoke to Cage Potato about his experience on the highly successful program.
“You gotta watch the show, man, to really see anything about me,” he said. “But anyone who knows me, knows anything about me, (knows) when I come to work I come to work. Fighting is what I do, and I come to fight.”
It was his hard working attitude that caused Slice to be chosen first to be on coach Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s team during the selection process.
“When he did that I was like, “Oh shit! I’m down, that’s my dog,” Slice said. “I like him, I’m a big fan of his, got a lot of respect for him. If anyone I wouldn’t have minded being under it would have been him. Considering Rashad (Evans) on the ground, he’s also got good skills in what he does. But the way Rampage did it, he caught me by surprise. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was shocking.”
Slice went on to say that his time on the show helped him improve his skills in the octagon.
“I learned a hell of a lot more in that short period of time than I did with Bas (Rutten) in a whole year,” he admitted.
Slice also stated that he may have had some tension with the other contestants on the show, and that his run-ins with his roommates are what makes the show interesting.
“There was a few here and there, but that’s what’s going to making it interesting to see what transpired. I can’t wait.”
Fans also can’t wait to find out how Slice does on the show. You can catch The Ultimate Fighter Season Ten: Heavyweights on Spike TV beginning September 16th. Other fighters on the show include Wes Sims, Markus Jones, and former International Fight League heavyweight champion Roy Nelson.