Bellator Reaches Out To Kimbo Slice
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.18.2014
But no deal has been made yet...
MMA Fighting reports that Bellator MMA is interested in signing Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, who has previously fought for EliteXC and UFC. Bellator recently offered Kimbo a shot but he wasn't interested in the terms of the deal.
Slice's manager "Icey" Mike Imber said: "They had reached out to us, however, it was very informal and nothing has been decided. You know Kimbo is down to fight whenever. There's actually a few options out there, so whatever makes most sense I think he's gonna with."
He would reveal the other offers to Slice, who turned 40 in February. He hasn't had a fight in MMA since he lost to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 in May 2010, but he is currently 7-0 as a boxer. His last boxing match happened in January 2013. He is 4-2 as an MMA fighter and got popular for his street fights on Youtube. He fought in 2007 and 2008 for EliteXC. His fight with James Thompson on CBS in May 2008 was the second most-watched MMA event on US network TV.
While it was former CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney's idea to bring in Slice, his replacement Scott Coker is also said to be interested.