Thus far, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has made his living as a silent menace. In his spotlight-grabbing YouTube fights, he didn’t say a whole lot to his opponents before he threw down. Usually, it was a “let’s do this,” and the fists started flying.
Slice graduated to professional mixed martial arts in 2007 and doubled his fame, largely with the same reputation. In pre-fight hype, he’s played a sort of a Darth Vader of the cage – quiet and ominous, speaking only to intimidate or promise doom for his opponents. He is, of course, a humble guy away from the lights – the menace just sells a little better.
But against a guy like Ken Shamrock, how could he not have a little fun?
“Just come ready to fight on Oct. 4,” he said to his foe during a recent EliteXC teleconference.
“Yeah, I can hear you breathin’,” Shamrock spat.LINK