Dana White hits the ratings jackpot

King Ing June 2, 2009 0

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When you combine reality show,”The Ultimate Fighter” and Kimbo Slice you get a ratings winner. Add Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans as coaches and SpikeTV couldn’t create a better scenario. Yahoo Sports reports,

“Kimbo Slice, the controversial heavyweight who in 2008 headlined the most-viewed mixed martial arts card in history, will be one of 16 contestants on the forthcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s reality TV series.

Dana White, the UFC’s outspoken president, has repeatedly mocked Slice for his lack of fighting ability. Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, became a cult figure by competing in street fights that were posted on YouTube. Slice’s bouts drew tens of millions of views and led him to turn professional.”

A lot of the Kimbo Slice fanfare died down after his defeat to last minute replacement Seth Petruzelli last year. I wonder what the fans will think of him entering this years season of the reality show.

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