We’re only two days away from boxing legend James Toney’s highly anticipated mixed martial arts debut at UFC 118. While “Lights Out” is looking to start off his new career on a good note, former street brawler turned MMA fighter Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will attempt to slide into the spot Toney vacated in boxing.
“I feel like a baby all over again,” said the 36-year-old told ESPNNewYork.com. “I’m thinking about this at night. I’m gonna be a problem in the heavyweight division. I’m going to be coming in with a bad demeanor. I want to see what it’s like to break some ribs, break a jaw with one punch.”
Kimbo leaves behind a 4-2 professional MMA record, and although he claims the mixed martial arts door isn’t complete slammed shut, his lack of a ground ground will pretty much solidify his permanent exit.
“This is a career move,” he said. “I love fighting. I like to knock people the [expletive] out. I love engaging. Maybe some people think I’m crazy.”
Kimbo was cut from the UFC after suffering a 2ndRound TKO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 this past May.