Remember Kimbo Slice? The big guy that was a YouTube sensation for beating up some punks outside of Taco Bell parking lots but was scoffed at by every major MMA organization?
You know, the guy who lost to Sean Gannon in a street fight? The same Sean Gannon that was similarly over-hyped by people ignorant of the sport and had an impressive one fight in UFC, getting TKO'd in the first round?
Yeah. He's back.
On Spike TV's Ultimate Fighter.
Oh, how the over-rated have fallen.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ultimate Fighter, it's a reality show consisting of several no-name MMA fighters being trained by legit UFC fighters and competing against one another for a chance at a UFC contract.
Unlike similar reality shows (*cough* American Idol *cough*), the winners of Ultimate Fighter usually go on to have great success in the UFC.
The show has produced several fighters who are now household names and former champions, such as Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Ryan Bader, Joe Stevenson, Diego Sanchez and Matt Serra. It's very rare for the winner of the show to not have any kind of success in the UFC.
It is for this reason that the fact that 35-year-old Kimbo Slice thinks he can compete on the show is laughable. All the coaching in the world can't save a guy that lost to Seth Petruzelli in 14 second, especially not at Kimbo's age.
Kimbo will be facing more well-tuned fighters than he ever did in his glory days at EliteXC.
Unlike his fight against Bo Cantrell, these fighters will fight back.
Unlike his fight against James Thompson, these fights won't be stopped prematurely because there's a vested interest in having Kimbo win.
Unlike his fight against Tank Abbott, he won't be going against a 44-year-old glorified professional wrestler who holds a losing MMA record.
Unlike all those fights, his opponents won't be paid any bonuses for not taking him to the ground.
Kimbo will probably surprise a few people in early competition, and may even win one or two fights, but he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the whole competition. I think he'll be gone by the third elimination.