The Kimbo house may have crumbled in 14 seconds but he's still a mainstream icon. Maybe UFC does need to offer the guy big money for a season of The Ultimate Fighter. How about TUF 10: Beat Kimbo? He definitely has mainstream appeal. Michael Wilbon did Pardon The Interruption dressed as Kimbo. It's a hilarious costume from a guy who's been as hard as anyone in the media on Slice.
Uh-oh, Kimbo isn't completely mainstream. Tracy Morgan's Kimbo joke went over like a lead balloon with Conan O'Brien. Although it did seem like some of the crowd knew the name. Or is it that the audience laughs at everything comedians say on these late night shows?
Frankly, the TUF idea is ridiculous. It doesn't sound like Kimbo is going to struggle for to find big money suitors. The idea is already being floated for a Kimbo-Seth Petruzelli rematch in Japan. He'd better get at least $500,000 for that one. He loses again to the 'Silverback' and the well may run dry.