Well, it’s taken almost 5 years of Internet hype but it’s finally here. Tonight, on CBS of all places Kimbo Slice will make his prime time debut. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years, been surfing the web on America Online 4.0, and using Internet Explorer to visit Wax Heaven, you probably already know everything you need to know about Kimbo.
You know, the usual stuff here; Miami-born street fighting legend who needed to make some cash fresh out of jail and took to challenging other pretty scary people. His first fight became a classic in 2004 and there’s been plenty of others since. Just don’t ask him about his fight with police officer/street fighter Sean Gannon, though. He doesn’t like to talk about his only loss, especially since it came to a “white boy”.
Since taking the legitimate route, he’s been put in with one bum after another. His first win came against Ray Mercer, a boxer who’s last big fight was in 1991. Kimbo made him look like his grandpa. He moved on to Bo Cantrel and UFC legend Tank Abbot and Kimbo walked through their punches while knocking them both out in the most brutal & violent ways possible. Tonight should be no different. Kimbo has been matched against James Thompson, a man who has lost 6 of his last 8 fights.
It’s clear what we have on our hands. Kimbo is a poor man’s Mike Tyson just waiting to be exposed. He’s fighting nothing but tomato cans until he can get his big pay day. I for one hope he gets it. There is nothing wrong with earning a living. Just don’t expect me to fall for this “coming out” party for Mixed Martial Arts. Some of us are all to familiar with what’s going on. I just hope it doesn’t take too much time away from my baseball game.