With his official Octagon debut just a day away, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson openly admitted that getting to the 215-pound catch-weight requirement is proving to be more troublesome than expected.
“I’m going to be straight-up honest with you, man, the last time I was at this weight was in middle school,” said Slice, who will be facing Houston Alexander tomorrow night at ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale.’ “[The weight cut’s] not good. Not good. [I’m] moody. You just don’t feel the same, you know what I’m saying? It’s mental, but it’s not a good feeling, to be honest with you. I’m a little anxious.”
The 35-year-old spent his entire eight-week training camp with the talented American Top Team in Florida. MMA fans are also eager to see if the street fighting legend has improved his cardio and ground game any after getting embarrassed in the 1stRound of his bout against Roy Nelson in the TUF 10 tourney.
By the way he’s talking, it doesn’t seem as though much has changed in his game.
“My style’s pretty much the same,” said Kimbo. “I’ve developed a little ground here and there, which I don’t like to use in the fight, you know? I like to stand up and knock a guy out or be knocked out and that’s what you get with me.”
You can catch this slug-out this Saturday on Spike TV beginning at (9PM EDT/PDT).