According to both Kimbo Slice and former EliteXC big wig Gary Shaw, Slice will be leaving MMA to pursue his first love that is boxing. Kimbo who recently visited his place of birth, the Bahamas, was quoted saying to a local newspaper;
“Boxing is really my first desire. I have a lot of love for it and believe I can do pretty well. MMA is somewhat of a project for me. Boxing is one dimensional while there are a lot of dimensions in MMA. I don’t think it would be a hard transition from MMA to stand-up boxing because of my fighting style.”
But Slice, who is currently under contract with Strikeforce, says he’ll do two more fights before leaving the sport;
“I have two more MMA fights scheduled before this year is out. Every fighter and athlete knows that you should not switch camps in the middle of something. Also, I train in Florida. My MMA trainer will also be training me for stand up boxing. Finishing up my contract would allow me to be a free agent.”
Strikeforce stated that they’re still negotiating with Slice, but it’s unsure whether he’ll actually ever fight for the organization.
Check out what Gary Shaw has to say about Kimbo moving over to boxing: