In classic Dana White fashion, he took the time out of a busy promotion schedule to take a shot at Kimbo Slice after his :14 second destruction at the hands of Seth Petruzelli at “EliteXC: Heat.” “I think you’re going to see him [Kimbo Slice] fighting at barbecues again,” White said while promoting a new book called ‘Fighter’ in New York.
As has been highly publicized, Slice began his MMA career after fighting people on the streets in videos that can still be seen on YouTube.
Obviously Slice has done everything in his power to legitimize his MMA career. He trains extensively with MMA legend, Bas Rutten, who feels Slice can be a good fighter someday, but that it’s still way too early to close the book on the street legend.
White did say that he’d be willing to let Slice try and get in the UFC but, “I wasn’t going to offer Kimbo Slice a chance to fight in the UFC — but a chance to fight his way on to Ultimate Fighter. If you want to be in the UFC, go do the reality show,” White clarified.
White’s competition also caught some of his ire as he told the Boston Herald, “It was bound to happen. These guys [EliteXC] have lost $60 million trying to get this thing off the ground. They’re building their promotion around a guy [Kimbo Slice] who can’t fight. It’s kind of (expletive) stupid, isn’t it? You’re in the fight business and you’re building your business around a guy who can’t fight.”