One of the most peculiar characters to ever emerge in our beloved sport of Mixed Martial Arts has to be Youtube sensation Kimbo Slice. Though he was billed as a street fighter, it was obvious that there was some underlying talent in the man. He was hated on by a large portion of the MMA community, but he simply got a bad rap. He was a very hard worker, and even became Bas Rutten’s understudy for quite some time. Never a trash talker, Kimbo was actually very friendly towards his opponents and accomplished plenty in his short stint in the sport. No average street fighter could just walk into a cage and knockout Tank Abbot or James Thompson, let alone win a decision over Houston Alexander. He may have lost two professional fights, but the man obviously had heart. He made more money than most top tier fighters will ever make, and was a gargantuan pay-per view draw.
Kimbo Slice’s career did not end with MMA, as he has had an extensive career in film which included an appearance on the kids show “Drake and Josh” and in movies such as “Blood and Bone”, “Circle of Pain”, “Locked Down”, and most recently, “The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption”. Always adding to his long list of careers, Kimbo is currently blazing his way through the boxing world, knocking out 6 of his 7 opponents, mostly in the first round. He is an undefeated Boxer, Mixed Martial Arts celebrity, TUF contestant, major Hollywood film actor, and a Youtube sensation. Say what you will, but the man has done very well for himself and will be talked about for years to come.