The gravy train is rolling down the tracks. Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole broke the story last night that the UFC landed Kimbo Slice and he's been thrown on "The Ultimate Fighter 10." He made his first video appearance since the news broke on a Dana White vlog for WEC 41. Kimbo "caught" while rolling dice in what looks like a hotel room (6:20 mark) is ready to fight again:
"It's an opportunity for me to prove myself as a mixed martial artist," said Slice, who was 3-1 with EliteXC after gaining internet fame on YouTube for his backyard brawls. "Coming from the backyard, coming from being a street fighter. It's time to step up my game."
Kimbo says he's ready to prove the haters wrong:
"There's a lot of people out there that have a lot of questions if I can fight mixed martial arts-style. I'm coming in to kick ass and take names."
Dana White consistently blasted Kimbo, the big man is fired up to prove his new boss wrong:
"It's all good. DW can say what the [expletive] he wants. As far as I'm concerned from the [expletive] that he's saying, the greatest revenge to my knowledge is success. I don't care about [expletive]-talking. I don't care about [expletive]-talkers. Evidently he wasn't willing to step to the plate, but he's going to put me against whoever."
"In a sense it is. If I gotta run through whoever, If I gotta run through them just to prove myself, than that's what I gotta do. I'm hungry out there, [expletive] it's a recession."
Taping for "Ultimate Fighter 10" began yesterday in Las Vegas. White said squads were chosen for Team Rampage (Quinton Jackson) and Team Evans (Rashad Evans). The show is set to air in mid-September on SpikeTV and the TUF 10 Finale is slated for Dec. 5 at the Palms in Sin City.
- Dana White