Video: Kimbo Slice was Mixed Martial Arts

Whatever your thoughts were on Kimbo Slice during his MMA career, he stood out. Loved or hated, win or lose, Kimbo Slice was a…

By: Zane Simon | 7 years ago
Video: Kimbo Slice was Mixed Martial Arts
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Whatever your thoughts were on Kimbo Slice during his MMA career, he stood out. Loved or hated, win or lose, Kimbo Slice was a ratings hit who delivered his share of memorable moments in and out of the cage. He got his start as a YouTube legend, fighting all comers in the back yards of Florida. A bare knuckle boxing sensation.

He turned an Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights season into a short stay in the UFC. And he turned his short UFC career into a somewhat inauspicious, if not unsuccessful boxing career. Most recently, he made his return to fighting Under the Bellator banner, winning (before the latest was overturned) a pair of high profile bouts over Ken Shamrock and Dada 5000.

MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas took the time to examine Kimbo Slice’s combat sports legacy in a 20 minute video for MMA Fighting: Kimbo Slice Was Mixed Martial Arts where he compares and contrasts the rise of “The King of the Web Brawlers” as Rolling Stone dubbed him, to the rise of MMA in popular culture. Check it out.

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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