Bas Rutten has been at Kimbo Slice's side throughout his odd journey in mixed martial arts. He vented to Yahoo! Sports this week about how Kimbo has been treated poorly by much of the media in the aftermath of knockout loss at the hands of Seth Petruzelli:
"Kimbo didn't deserve any of this. Kimbo didn't put himself in the main event. I always said let him get some fights. Let him get comfortable before he fights big shows."
Rutten spoke passionately about laying off Kimbo:
"Did he behave himself bad in public? No. Did he not train hard? No, he did not. He respected everybody. (He's saying) I'm a little squirrel in this big world trying to learn this game."