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Old 10-29-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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Despite UFC President Dana White's consistent publicly voiced disdain for EliteXC's use of Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson as a marketable MMA commodity, White did recently offer Slice an opportunity to join the world's leading MMA promotion.

With Slice out of a job after the recent collapse of EliteXC and parent company ProElite, White was asked about the possibility of bringing the former streetfighter into the UFC at the post-UFC 90 press conference.

"[Slice] can be on 'The Ultimate Fighter,'" White said.

Despite the offer, White's position on the skills of Slice have apparently not changed.

"What's [Slice] done other than get 10 million hits on YouTube?," White asked. "What's he done to deserve to be in the UFC? Nothing. I don't consider him a real athlete or anything. He won't win The Ultimate Fighter. The offer's out there if he wants to take it, (but) he won't win it."

The prospect of Slice appearing on the Spike TV reality show still seems a bit far-fetched.

Little is known of the exact status of the contracts the now-defunct EliteXC held with its fighters. Slice and others may be tied up in court battles for the immediate future. The UFC would also almost certainly not be willing to match Slice's $500,000 salary for his most recent fight.

But when asked if the UFC would be willing to feature a heavyweight edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" for the first time since the show's second season, White certainly didn't rule out the prospect.

"We might do that," White said with a grin.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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Heh, well I think thats a two fold potential win for White. Even if White breaks down and gives Slice 50g under the table, he will still rake in loads of publicity, even if Slice loses his first TUF bout.

What is undeniable is that Slice brings popularity, maybe not the type the UFC likes, but just maybe if White is lucky some viewers will be awed by watching Slice lose to a good amateur and become MMA fans.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:36 AM   #3
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In terms of publicity it would be a great move by Dana. As Violent Retard said, it would make an interesting dynamic to see him with other TUF competitors in the house...
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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Best possible move.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #5
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Ahhh as iv always said a business man first and a fan second.
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Heh, well I think thats a two fold potential win for White. Even if White breaks down and gives Slice 50g under the table, he will still rake in loads of publicity, even if Slice loses his first TUF bout.

What is undeniable is that Slice brings popularity, maybe not the type the UFC likes, but just maybe if White is lucky some viewers will be awed by watching Slice lose to a good amateur and become MMA fans.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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See, this I would pay to see. Imagine drunk Junie and Kimbo Slice in the same house. That's drama.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:30 PM   #8
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See, this I would pay to see. Imagine drunk Junie and Kimbo Slice in the same house. That's drama.
junie would sodomize kimbo ...



















no really he would
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:29 AM   #9
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Slice should retire with his millions and his embarrassment intact.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:41 AM   #10
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Slice should retire with his millions and his embarrassment intact.
Whats he got to be embarrassed about?

He never claimed to be a world beater.Yeah he was a hype job but whenever he spoke he seemed to know he was a novice.

I cant fault the guy for having a go.unfortunetly he lost a bout(badly yes) but i aint going to bag the guy out as it takes alot of guts to step inside the cage even if you are fighting cans..ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE CAGE.

Not 2many blokes finish their MMA career with a 0 in the losses department.
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