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According to MMASupremacy on Twitter, Kimbo Slice has signed on with Bellator.

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Post #1   6/16/14 9:41:46PM   

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Well, it would be an easy way to get over a viewership hurdle. The real question would be how they go about promoting him. The problem with a guy like Kimbo is you have to make questionable business decisions if you want a lasting effect.

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Post #2   6/17/14 12:21:27AM   

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Wow, Bellator must REALLY be hurting for ratings.
The dude is 40 years old and honestly has nothing new to offer other than a name. Like there is zero promise in this guy, his prospect rating would be -10

Post #3   6/17/14 12:40:24AM   

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They probably just want him for a fight with Rampage. Easy fight for Rampage + boost in ratings.

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Posted by FastKnockout

They probably just want him for a fight with Rampage. Easy fight for Rampage + boost in ratings.



This

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Posted by FastKnockout

They probably just want him for a fight with Rampage. Easy fight for Rampage + boost in ratings.



I can see them thinking this, but it would have to be an absolutely huge payday for Kimbo if they want him to take a fight he knows he'll get embarrassed in.

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Post #6   6/17/14 8:25:15AM   

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Fuck I hope this is real!

Post #7   6/17/14 9:04:27AM   

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Posted by grappler0000

Well, it would be an easy way to get over a viewership hurdle. The real question would be how they go about promoting him. The problem with a guy like Kimbo is you have to make questionable business decisions if you want a lasting effect.


Put him in there with someone who will bang with him. (Rampage)

Post #8   6/17/14 10:09:33AM   

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First fight Rampage
Second fight Thompson
Then retirement please

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Post #9   6/17/14 1:34:49PM   

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I don't think he will fight rampage unless it's a catch wt...I know colossus wants a rematch though. Could be good for him to get into a tourney if he wins but I don't see either going far in a tourney in Bellator.

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Hmmmm, I think Mighty Mo may be getting a big pay check and Kimbo might be getting a W over Mighty Mo in the not too distant future.

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Posted by jjeans

Second fight Thompson



I'd watch that. JT deserves a rematch with Kimbo without Dan Miragliotta in there with them.

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

Wow, Bellator must REALLY be hurting for ratings.
The dude is 40 years old and honestly has nothing new to offer other than a name. Like there is zero promise in this guy, his prospect rating would be -10



As much as i like to agree with you, you know and I know, we both be watching him fight.

Post #13   6/19/14 4:21:58PM   

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I won't lie. I would definitely stay home on a Friday night to watch kimbo slice fight again.

Kimbo vs Alexander rematch
Or feed him joey beltran.

Post #14   6/20/14 5:05:27PM   

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Such a bad move. I wonder how Kimbo's wrestling is. I wonder how his clinch game will be. I wonder how his submission game has improved.

Oh yeah, I forgot, Kimbo 'trains MMA', he'll be fine

Post #15   7/23/14 4:49:26PM