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Bellator almost convinced a 40-year-old Kimbo Slice to return to MMA. Former Bellator matchmaker, Sam Caplan shared a few interesting stories about his time with the promotion with Sherdog. Among these, is a story where he says that in 2010, they almost signed a then 3-0 Chris Weidman. Another interesting and more recent tidbit shared on that interview was that just a few months ago, Bellator actually tried hard to convince Kimbo Slice to return to Mixed Martial Arts: "I wanted Kimbo Slice vs. J read news >>

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Because they share a similar "mystique" ... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Matt Mitrione is no stranger to big, powerful punchers who generate some buzz among the mixed martial arts (MMA) fan base. Look no further than his stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10, where he shared screen time with Internet sensation Kimbo Slice. Been there, done that. And according to "Meathead," his UFC Fight Night 50 opponent, Derrick Lewis, has some of that same mystique ahead of their 265-poun read news >>

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Friday’s UFC Fight Night 50 showdown with Derrick Lewis marks the 11th bout of Matt Mitrione’s pro career. He said his opponent reminds him of a previous foe: Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Do we have the next Kimbo Slice on our hands? Mayura Dissanayake, also known as the "Karate Clerk" or simply "Gas Station Guy," made headlines around the nation and globe in July when he used his MMA training to fight off a group of would-be robbers visiting his Houston convenience store. On Saturday, Dissanayake brandished his skills against a more worthy opponent, though this one didn't fare much better than the last ones. The native Sri Lankan knocked out Jaime Garcia with punches after a mer read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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I swear I'm not making this up. Bellator MMA ... the gift that keeps on giving. Former EliteXC heavyweight-turned The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 contestant, Kevin Ferguson, was recently approached by Bellator MMA with an "informal" offer to put his boxing career on hold to get back into mixed martial arts (MMA), according to Middle Easy. But that offer was rejected ... for now. "They had reached out to us," Slice's manager told MMAFighting.com. "However, it was very informal and nothing has been read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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This is an unbelievably crazy sport, isn't it? Fresh off the heels of the lackluster UFC 174 event (and there's a lot to discuss there, too), the combat sports world keeps spinning. It appears Bjorn Rebney may be out at Bellator while Scott Coker is in. Nothing is official yet, but there's a lot to unpack there. Several good fights have been announced, like Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa, Jacare vs. Mousasi 2, and Ben Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos. All of these deserve as much breakdown as we ca read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bellator MMA is interested in signing Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson. The promotion recently offered the former EliteXC and UFC fighter an opportunity to fight for them, however, Slice was not interested in what was presented, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Middle Easy first reported the rumor on Monday. "They had reached out to us," Slice's manager "Icey" Mike Imber told MMAFighting.com, "however, it was very informal and nothing has been decided. "You know Kimbo is down to read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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A rundown of the three most interesting stories in the day in MMA: The Vancouver Sun op-ed bashing the UFC, Jon Jones and Jason High sharing dissatisfaction with UFC business tactics and rumors of Kimbo Slice signing with Bellator. It's time for our nightly (semi-nightly? most nights? stay tuned, this is a new feature!) rundown of the three biggest stories dominating the discussion in the MMA world. 1. The Vancouver Sun runs an anti-MMA op-ed The Vancouver Sun ran an opinion piece by Daphne Bram read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Will Kimbo Slice accept the Bobby Gunn Bare-knuckle challenge? read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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For all the Kimbo Slices and James Toneys of the UFC, there will always be Brock Lesnar: the circus experiment that went right. In the world of professional wrestling, Lesnar was known as “The Next Big Thing,” a fairly elementary moniker that would one day prove true in the living, breathing sports world. Initially, the hardcore MMA community thought it was a joke when the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar made the decision to turn in his ballet boots for a pair of four-ounce gloves. Pro w read news >>

  • a year ago
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Seth Petruzelli retires from fighting at age 33 following his Bellator 96 knockout loss to “King” Mo Lawal on June 19. read news >>

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