Kimbo Slice told Mike Chiappetta on the Inside The Ultimate Fighter podcast he’d beat Roy Nelson in a rematch.
“I fought Roy with caution. I did go for the kill one time, but I knew to be careful because Roy will bait you, that’s how good he is. He can look rocked, but the minute you go in for the kill, shwoop! You know what I’m sayin? He’s a smart fighter. When I felt like I rocked him I went in for the kill and that’s when I made my mistake. That’s when I realized, ah, this motherfucker was slick. But in the midst of the fight I had to figure that out. By the second round he figured out how to get in, how to play possum and get me down to the ground. That weight was hard to move. The crucifix is not my favorite position. I been in that position with James Thompson and was stuck. Roy had me also in that same position. That’s a position I would really like to know how to get out of. I know some shit on the ground. It’s not like I get down there and I don’t know nothing. I have some skills. I’ll beat Roy next time around. You’re only gonna beat me once. If I fight anybody and they beat me that one time, that’s it. You gave me your best. You didn’t beat me at my best. Now I know how you’re comin’. You ain’t beatin’ me twice. Damn right I’d rematch Roy.”
Nothing Kimbo did gives me any reason to believe he’d win in a rematch, but if the comments on the Spike post are any indication, a lot of people want to see it. Mind you these are casual fans (I hope), but a lot of people thought Roy was just some fat guy with a big gut who laid on him instead of fighting him. Some thought the fight should have been stood up, and a couple even suggested Kimbo won. Yeah, it hurt my brain reading through them all, but one thing was clear, win or lose, people still want to see Kimbo Slice fight, and a lot of that you can credit to the UFC and Spike for promoting him as the likable up-and-coming street fighter trying to find his way in the sport of mixed martial arts instead of the Michael Jordan of MMA or whatever other crap Gary Shaw came up with.
I don’t know if he’ll get another chance on the show, but at the very least he’ll be competing in December, most likely on the TUF 10 Finale.
Quote via MMA Mania