Kimbo Slice is for real.
Well, it's still not clear that Slice, the Internet street-fighting sensation who has turned to mixed martial arts, can defeat a legitimate fighter. Beating Tank Abbott, as he did Saturday on an Elite XC show in Coral Gables, Fla., is kind of like making a big deal over Duke defeating Alcorn State in college basketball.
Slice still has a lot to prove as an MMA fighter. He wouldn't last a round at this stage against any of the world's elite heavyweights.
That's not to say, though, that Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, won't some day become a legitimate world-class fighter.
But Slice is the real deal now in terms of fan interest. He, along with female fighter Gina Carano, may be single-handedly keeping Elite XC afloat.
The company doesn't have a deep roster and has few fighters who could be or have been ticket sellers. But Slice has the power that interests fans and the charisma to attract them. If the company is around five years from now, it will haveRead More »from Mailbag: Kimbo a proven drawing card