Thursday, December 27, 2007
Evolution Of A Fighter; Part Two
Here in this second half of the ESPN documentary, we see Bass Rutten and some of Kimbo's training. After his only underground loss against ex-cop Sean Gannon, who won with superior conditioning in an extremely long fight, Kimbo has gotten very serious about his training. I mean, for a guy from the street to give up drinking, smoking and sex, well...
According to This Website, Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) is the cousin of US Olympic Judoka Rhadi Ferguson, and had a short stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he had an altercation with Warren Sapp and was forced off the team. Also noted is that Kimbo will be appearing on the BET network in a show called "Iron Ring", about mixed martial arts. And despite repeated rumors, there is no evidence he ever actually did any prison time, not that it would matter.
In a sense, Kimbo/Kevin Ferguson has lived a rags-to-riches rise up from backyard brawling to fame as a skilled match-fighter. Let's hope he makes the best of it, we all know it's a short career.