UFC - Kimbo Slice And The Ultimate Fighter 10 Rumors
So Many Rumors
First of all I want to take this opportunity to say that the hate Kimbo Slice gets is just amazing to me, hes an exciting fighter to watch because he goes in and swings for the fences. He didn't dub himself god of all things MMA, it was fight fans who hyped him into superstar status. Kimbo has just played the cards he was dealt and in my opinion hasn't given me one reason to resent or hate him. He got knocked out by Seth Petruzelli but he didn't have to take that fight, he could have told Elite XC to take the fight and shove it since Shamrock had to drop out but he didn't, he fought who was put in front of him. When Elite XC went under Kimbo could have went to China and Japan for the money but he didn't, he took Dana Whites offer and put his reputation and MMA career on the line for a shot to join UFC.
With all that being said lets get into these rumors, a lot of these rumors have come directly from The Underground http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=28&thread=1473563&page=1a forum on mixedmartialarts.com. By clicking the link you'll find a thread which was created by a user named Big Wes which was created in 2001 and is said to be the account of Wes Simms. Simms stated on the forums that he had brought his ipod touch into the house which is how he was able to get online. He also says that "Kimbo loses by brutal knockout in the first round of his fight and storms off the set afterward".Note he doesn't say semi finals, he doesn't say quarter finals, and he doesn't say that Kimbo loses his first fight. To me this rumor just makes no sense, before the fighters go into the house they have to sign contracts stating they won't leak information. Why would Wes Simms risk never being able to compete in the UFC and risk getting sued just to post something about Kimbo on an Internet message board?
The next rumor that I've heard comes from MMAshare.com http://www.mmashare.com/new-kimbo-tuf-spoiler--dont-read-unlesssssss-t7479-s30.html This rumor states that "Kimbo Slice and Roy Nelson fought to a split decision with Slice taking the fight. The call was very controversial and for the first time in TUF history Dana White was offered the power to overturn the judges decision by the cast and judges and didn't. The ruling stands. So far Kimbo has knocked off Simms and Nelson." An earlier thread in this forum states that in the first fight Slice had beaten Wes Simms which is reinforced in this rumor. Now out of all the rumors this makes the most sense to me because 48 seconds into the TUF commercial you can see what looks like Kimbo Slice pounding on a down Wes Simms.
The thrid rumor i've come across while looking up info on TUF 10 is that Nelson actually knocks Kimbo out in the first fight. I have no links to this one but the rumor is out there and i just felt the need to cover all my bases.
Last but not least, another rumor from The Underground in the very same thread as the first one I linked, we have this. "Looks like Wes got kicked off the show. Apparently he was lounging out by the pool when Kimbo walked by and made a sarcastic remark about the spiderman speedo that Wes had on. So Wes got up to confront Kimbo and for some reason Kimbo threw a punch at Wes. Wes ducked under the punch and came back with a head kick that knocked Kimbo out cold and made him fall into the pool where he sunk like a rock. Wes then sat back down in his lawn chair and continued lounging. The other guys in the house saw the bubbles and kimbo's flip flops floating in the pool and came running and jumped into the pool to save Kimbo from drowning. Rampage had to give Kimbo mouth to mouth to revive him. Word is that Dana is PISSED off." I choose not to believe this rumor just for the simple fact that the image of Rampage Jackson giving mouth to mouth to Kimbo Slice is something I never want to see come true.
Well there you have it, hopefully I've saved some people a lot of time having to dig through search engines to find out what may have happened on TUF 10. In the end it looks like were just going to have to wait and see what really happened.