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Kimbo Slice: People judged me before they even got to know me

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"It’s just like when you were a kid with your parents, depending on what type of parents you had, but definitely your teachers, they kinda teach you to never judge a book by its cover. I guess I was the complete opposite of everyone’s impression of me. They kinda judged me before they even got to know me, but I didn’t go into the house trying to portray someone that I’m not. What you see is what you get, camera on or camera off, I’m a real dude. My kids know that about me, my friends know that about me, and putting me in that house and after putting the cameras on us 24 hours a day, now the fans are able to know that about me. I’m a real guy. The same guy you see in the street, that’s the guy you saw in the house. And that’s one of the things that people are able to relate to. I’m not phony."

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (3-1), who will make his first official appearance inside the Octagon at Saturday's Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale against Houston Alexander, talks about the battle to overcome the public's perception of him as he entered the TUF house to compete with 15 other contestants for a shot at UFC stardom.

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Post #1   12/3/09 7:45:17PM   

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I think Kimbo will get a better contract then the show winner!

Post #2   12/3/09 11:25:42PM   

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I hope that Kimbo just goes away. I don't hate the guy. He just hasn't showed anything at the B Level. Taking up good fighting space. Dana is spinning this every which way.

Post #3   12/4/09 8:46:53AM   

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i agree with kimbos comment

Post #4   12/4/09 8:50:10AM   

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Kimbo is absolutely garbage on the ground, has no idea what a guard is. His standup on the show was also subpar. They are in his head so much that he doesnt let his hands go any more. Hes more worried about head movement and angles, something you do not need when street fighting bums. Listen, hes entertaining but he is not a mixed martial artist. Houston Alexander is garbage on the ground also, but he has better standup technique, he will KO kimbo first round!

Post #5   12/4/09 9:02:24AM   

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I can feel sympathy for Kimbo.
It's not his fault stardom found him. But now he's got this huge obligation and responsiblilty to live up to the hype put upon him.
Whether it's fair or unfair, that's the hand that's been put upon him and now he's got to play it the best he can.

So far he's not been able to deliver the goods but he did go into the snake pit by joining the cast of TUF and for that he has my respect.

Post #6   12/4/09 10:18:37AM   

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i had no respect for him before the show now i am rooting for him after
people can change

Post #7   12/5/09 8:45:00AM   

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He will never be a contender but I am entertained and enjoy watching all different types of fighters. I've never been a person that ONLY wants to watch the stars fight. I don't tune in ONLY to watch Floyd Mayweather fight even though I consider him one of the best. I don't because he also bores me. There are times when the "BEST" fighters don't put on the BEST shows. With Kimbo you know someone will probably get KO'd IF and ONLY IF he is matched competitively and not put out of his league. He is a compelling figure and has charisma....that is different than some of the fighters that are around that either manufacture it by acting like jerks all the time, or have zero personality at all.

Post #8   12/5/09 7:10:03PM