Kimbo Slice Responds To Dana White’s Rumor

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In a recent interview with MMANews, Kimbo Slice sets the record strait on exactly what happened during a recent sparring session with Forrest Griffin.

Dana White’s rumor,

“Kimbo’s not there yet. He would get destroyed. I heard he just got knocked out by Forrest Griffin last week in a sparring match after a kick to the head.

Kimbo Slice responds:

“No, there is no truth to that at all. It’s bullshit and Forrest Griffin will tell you that it’s bullshit to…The fact is it was a good sparring session and I was training with Forrest and he was talking to me about defending yourself at all times and then he threw a big kick and I was like “WOAH I never even seen that coming” but no I never got knocked out. Even if I did get knocked out, saying that and putting that rumour out there just makes you a pussy.”


  1. Kash

    May 3, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Dana is going to do whatever it takes to downplay Kimbo upcomming victory on CBS.

  2. Patrick

    May 3, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Upcoming victory… against a tomato can.

  3. rob

    May 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Dana is a CAN!

  4. derek

    May 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    james "collosus" thomspon should be renamed the james "collossus glass chin" thompson.

  5. kom34

    May 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    he is the colossal steppingstone.

  6. tom

    May 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    ha fuck kimbo

  7. Onri

    May 3, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Kimbo is the main event and should be fighting Rogers since Rogers just Ko'd Thompson. Why does the loser get to fight in the main event?

  8. Patrick

    May 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Because of all the goddamn Kimbo fanboys who hug his nuts everywhere he goes. They need to keep him fighting absolute losers so that he can look "unbeatable" to the casual fight fan who think he's a walking talking terminator. That's why Onri.

    Give him a real opponent and if he beats the guy then I'll stop giving him shit, until then, Kimbo is a can stomper.

  9. rickr3

    May 3, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    very well said Patrick. I want to see where all these people are after he fights his first legitimate mma fighter and gets his ass whooped. I don't think he could even get passed a decent wrestler.

  10. Nicks

    May 4, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Where is my can-crusher. I need to conserve my time in MMA while I can.

  11. danedrebin

    May 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    i dont mind kimbo and think he is a fun fighter to watch. i wouldnt mind them giving him nobodys since he has like 3 pro fights but the reason i think everyone is pissed including me is they are trying to make it sound like he is one of the biggest stars and best heavyweights out there and he hasnt beat anyone with a winning record. it's very annoying. they arent making him a fan favorite by having him beat nobodys and hyping him up. i would respect him a lot more if he lost to a good fighter.

  12. STEVEO

    May 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Overated, put him in the ring with someone who has even sniffed a title or title shot in the last ten years, that excludes you tank abbott, and then like everyone else is saying even if he gets beat but puts in a good showing I will say that hes legit.

  13. Thomas

    May 4, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Yeah, like Couture, Liddell, Emilienko, Nogeira, or ANY other fighter was fighting the best guys within their first three fights. Everybody but Brock Lesnar starts at the bottom of the food chain works up from there.

  14. Tim

    May 5, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Exactly, Lesnar is the exception he can and did start with the best of the best and proved that he is worthy of this sport and showed massive potential for a great MMA future. Regarding Kimbo, someone already said it, if he beats someone legit meaning someone with a winning record and isnt past 30 years of age, i will give him his dues and at least give him credit but until then all i have seen is him crushing cans, anyone can crush cans……

  15. roy

    May 5, 2008 at 5:21 am

    how old is coleman

  16. Tim

    May 5, 2008 at 5:43 am

    He is 43 i believe, if Wickapedia is correct, Lesnar is 30 at this time, he will be 31 at his next fight.

  17. Tim

    May 5, 2008 at 5:46 am

    I understand, the age thing with Coleman and Lesnar and in regards to Kimbo facing competition that is not older than 30 but Coleman is a different story, sure the guy is a has been but he still is legitamate threat and does pose a chance at winning any fight he is in. With Lesnar though, coleman is way overmatched.

  18. Achilles

    May 5, 2008 at 5:47 am

    i think brock may still be in his 20's

  19. Tim

    May 5, 2008 at 7:01 am

    No he is 30…..doesnt look it i know…

  20. Tim

    May 5, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Check it out……Here

  21. Kcroc

    May 5, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Didn't Dana dodge a boxing match with Tito recently? I remember seeing a thing on SPIKE about him training. His image is ridiculous, everybody knows Dana is a pasty white dough boy with no fighting skills. Best to stick with promotion and NOT trying to look like he can hang for one second with any of his fighters.

    Kimbo should fight Brock Lesnar. Both need to exposure and the experience, and maybe…just maybe Brock could win a fight.

  22. Onri

    May 5, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Dana has to be in the media as much as possible. He'll lose 20, gain 50, whatever it takes to get on the cover of a mag IMO. I appreciate the moves he made with the UFC but it would be nice for him to stop being an MMA attention whore.

  23. dane drebin

    May 6, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    kcroc ur an idiot brock would maul kimbo. i respect brock a million times more than kimbo for a lot of reasons. one of them being that he was a professional athlete since a yougn child with wrestling and made it to an NFL training camp after no post highschool football career thats near impossible. kimbo beat up some losers on the street cool we get it ur famous and i admit i like watching him figh he is exciting. but brock faught a young former champ in his second fight. kimbo is fighting has beens and never was's. kimbo would never take the lesnar fight he knows that short of a flash knockout on a man with a neck as big as his leg that he would have no chance. after weighing in and rehydrating brock would ahve around 50 pounds on kimbo. and unlike kimbo brock knows how to use it

  24. Rich Bergeron

    May 6, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Dana White should box Kimbo, but the kicker is Kimbo has to fight one-handed and with his legs tied together. My bet is Dana would still lose. What gives that skinny, bald prick the right to criticize anyone's ability to fight when he couldn't even step up for that Tito boxing match? Hey Dana, I got one for ya. How 'bout while Kimbo's struttin' his stuff on CBS at the end of this month you dedicate a whole hour to making people watch you train for the next fight you'll never actually be in.

  25. STEVEO

    May 7, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I am going to have to agree, it is getting to the point that Dana is starting to piss me off. Just shut up and run the show. Goodell and Stern don't bash other football and basketball leagues or even players, theirs or another leagues. It gets to be a bit embarassing. Brock like it or not deserves to fight the big boys. You dont stick a guy that looks like that in the ring with justin eilers or some other "can". The man is a physical freak and givin time and training it could be scary. Again Kimbo rick flair said it best when I was a kid to be the man you gotta beat the man and you havent even met a guy who USED TO BE the man yet. The big problem with Kimbo is alot of people have a hrad on over him and are hyping him out of this world. I have never heard him say he was great or even good but the uninformed fan is blowing this guy up to be twice the fighter as couture or fedor and then you have dana and chuck running their mouths too. PROFESSIONALISM IS LOST IN MMA. other than a few exceptions of course.

  26. Tim

    May 7, 2008 at 2:13 am

    well said…

  27. Tyler

    May 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Kimbo almost walked on for the Miami Dolphins….

  28. Businessman

    May 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I agree Dana is his own worst enemy. Most of the public (non true MMA fans) doesn't even know that it is called MMA, they think it is called Ultimate Fighting. That is the impact that the UFC has made on MMA. The UFC will continue to be the top dog for a while…but Dana should be careful. He can run out so many top fighters and still be able able to produce great fights. Losing Randy, Cro Cop (yes he was 1-2 in the UFC but still an exciting big name), Tim Sylvia (I don't like him but that is another story-still a big name that was a champ), possibly losing Arvloski, and not being able to get Fedor…the UFC has taken some hits. That is not even mentioning the upcoming loss of Tito. I am not a Tito fan but he is a big name that has been the champ and known mainstream more than Minotauro and Anderson Silva, two current champs. You have to have a certain swager, chip on your shoulder, and cockiness to be on top…but he takes it to a new level. He goes to a point that you can't help but dislike him. He should make a note of the saying, "All good things come to an end". I predict that he will be the main reason that the UFC gets toppled from the top of the mountain.

    As far Kimbo goes, he is an extremly tough guy, with extreme strength, aggression, and athletic ability. But he is far from being an MMA legend. He is 3-0 and has his match-ups handpicked. A great question is why is he not fighting Rogers? The great answer is that Elite XC has invested so much into this guy and he is a cash cow for them. They can't put him up against someone that would have a good shot at beating him. They have some great fighters and as an organization, they have great ideas, like being on Showtime and now CBS, and being the first big name to produce women fights -and the women fights have been pretty good (a lot better than the recent performances of Kaleb and Lutter). But their bread and butter is Kimbo…and to stay as their money-maker, he has to keep winning. While the odds are against it, I would love to see James beat Kimbo. James has a fighter's chance and may connect with a lucky one. He is no great fighter but he is big and strong and has beaten a few good fighters. Anything can happen and Elite XC better hope that it doesn't. Because where would they go from here? If Kimbo keeps winning, he will continue to be on the three other CBS shows. But happens if he loses? Can anyone say Houston Alexander?

  29. Morey

    May 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I can't add much to that but I personally would like Kimbo to win. I want him to win because he is bringing a new excitement to the sport, new fans see him as fearless and unbeatable, that brings excitement to the sport. I hope this sport grows and grows because it is so dynamic and exciting. Both on the feet and on the ground. I see Kimbo as a Tyson to the sport that brings in a new following.

  30. Tim

    May 12, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Exactly!!!! Elite XC is only out for themselves and i think they are a disrespecting everything in MMA by doing bussiness this dont see Lesnar getting handpicked oppenents every fight he is being tested. The UFC is a much bigger and stronger Org. because of this and they have the talent to prove it, there are no pushovers in the UFC and if they are then they get rid of them ASAP.

  31. roy

    May 12, 2008 at 1:28 am

    there are plenty of pushovers in the ufc and there have been plenty of handpicked fights there to tim.

  32. Achilles

    May 12, 2008 at 2:44 am

    DANA has always pulled stunts like this. Bashing the competition. The UFC is doing the right thing for BROCK but the wrong thing for themselves by putting their new cash cow in there against people who can actually beat. Morey brought up TYSON. In boxing whenever they have an newcomer with potential, but has a huge commercial draw and can up ticket sales, they don't pu them in the ring with other contenders immediatly because early in any athele's career you are only looking for higlight reel material. Elite XC is doing the right thing by puting him inthe ring with bumbs or at leats other strikers who don't like grappling on the ground. People like us who watch MMA regularly are gonna watch it regardless and the companies know that. So what do they do? put abunch of higlight KO's on a tape to draw in new fans. UFC made a mistake by not doing the same with BROCK. the benifit is since he lost so early he is gonna train harder developing his weaknesses so that he get's better. Its good that happened to BROCK a lot of youg fighters lose confidence when the lose that way early in their careers. But I believe BROCK has been in the public long enough to rebound. As much as we want to see BROCK and KIMBO. KIMBO is doing the right thing fighting guys he matches up against. Anyone think about KIMBO and PAUL the HEADHUNTER BENTELLO or whatever his last name is. Will be a step up in competition and he is a XC fighter.

  33. Achilles

    May 12, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Who really cares what DANA says anyway he down talks down to young fighters on TUF all the time and all of those guys can kill him. As soon as KIMBO's contract is up with XC DANA will try to sign him and immediatley put him in big fights. The he will talk about how KIMBO was a star MLB (and ranked 9th in the country among recruits) for Miami Palmetto High School in the Pinecrest area of Miami, Florida. In college, he went on to the University of Miami on academic scholarship, but did not play football. Was a Bodyguard for a while, and even was walk on for the Dolphins in 1997 (back when they were good). All that organized sports garbage doesn't mean you will make the best fighter. Look at GSP only karate before MMA and he out wrestled Koscheck who is one of the most decorated wrestlers ever in the UFC.

  34. Petey

    October 4, 2008 at 1:40 pm


  35. Krakka

    October 6, 2008 at 11:24 am

    They should do a Cabbage vs. Kimbo slugfest! And the name is Paul Buentello – also a good slugfest.

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