An early exit from “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” tournament wasn’t exactly what Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson had in mind, however getting into the UFC was his only goal to begin with. Despite the loss to Roy Nelson on last night’s episode, it looks like Kimbo will be back in the Octagon around the same time another big-bearded man comes to town.
“I’m in camp now,” Slice said prior to yesterday’s fight. “I’m just planning for my fight in December.”
The organization currently has two shows scheduled for the year’s final month, “The Ultimate Fighter Finale” on December 5th and “UFC 107” in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12th.
It’s unlikely they would throw Kimbo on a pay-per-view card given his poor performance against Nelson, however his name is still a massive draw so it would make sense for them to put the YouTube phenom on the televised portion of “TUF Finale” event.
“I will keep working my ass off and improve. That’s all I can do,” Kimbo humbly said. “I’m going to continue my training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek (Fla.). Continue training, be ready for my fight in December.”
The reality show still has weeks to go before its conclusion, so obviously there is no official word on Kimbo’s future, even if it comes directly from the horse’s mouth.
However MMAJunkie.com reported today that it’s likely Kimbo will make his official Octagon debut on the December 5th Spike TV broadcast.
If that’s the case, Kimbo’s technically still a “contestant” on this season’s show, and the UFC already planted the seed that he could possibly be tagged back in if one of his fellow heavyweights pulls up lame.
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