Kimbo Slice is an enigma. He was an Internet sensation back when filming backyard fights was something new, and he parlayed that fame into a brief run as one of the most popular MMA fighters of all time.
He’s also old, and not that good. I mean, he’s exciting, and gets the job done sometimes, but he will never be (and never could have been) a champ. That said, he’s poised to make a ton of money fighting Ken Shamrock in a Bellator freakshow match (and, in turn, make Bellator a lot of money), so of course there are questions of his future.
MMAJunkie caught up with Slice at a recent media day and asked about his impending bout with Shamrock.
“He would be the fight I would want the most,” Slice said at a recent media day in Los Angeles. “That was just a door opener to get back in to fight whoever else in the heavyweight division with Bellator. I don’t think any heavyweight would be safe, because I’m coming to fight them all.”
“This is not a one-off for me,” Slice said. “I’m still active. I’m loving where I’m at right now. With age, I’ve gotten wiser, gotten smarter with my training. I’m at ATT with the best, some of the best guys in the world. We’re in bed with Bellator.”
You know, on second thought, the depth of Bellator’s heavyweight division is such that maybe Slice could be a champ. However, it remains to be seen that he’ll have that desire once his check from Bellator is deposited into his account.