The return of Kimbo Slice in MMA is real. Following a success in television ratings for his stint on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Spike TV has chosen the former street brawler to host a new counter-program titled “Ultimate Fighter Fridays” to compete with the new TUF on FX Live on March 9. Here is the official press release.
Kimbo Slice, the wildly popular cast member from Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter” will serve as host for the premiere installment of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” programming block debuting on Friday, March 9 (9:00 PM – Midnight ET/PT). Kimbo will discuss never-before-revealed details of his experiences on the show and provide insight into what went on when the cameras weren’t rolling during the filming of the “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.” Season 10 was the highest-rated of all the 14 seasons on Spike, delivering an average of 3.4 million viewers per week.
What can we expect to see from such a show? How could they possibly compete with a live show of new fights? Here’s their answer.
Every week, “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” will feature the greatest episodes from the 14 seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter.” From Rashad Evans to Matt Serra, from Forrest Griffin to Kimbo Slice, “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” on Spike TV will showcase all the incredible knockouts, unbelievable submissions, and tense drama from the hit Spike series. The network will air special themed editions of “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” with input from fans. To get their voices heard, fans can follow Spike on Facebook and Twitter to share what episodes they’d like to see.