Humble Kimbo Slice feels like "a little Nemo fish swimming with sharks of the UFC"Posted on March 3, 2010, 06:06 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighter 10 participant and probably one of the most recognizable Mixed Martial Arts figures in the world, Kimbo Slice, discussed his future in an exclusive interview for the Gracie Magazine. Kimbo defeated the UFC veteran Houston Alexander in his last fight, and it looks like he finally found home in a promotion that only a year ago refused to recognize him as a fighter:
"I never thought about fighting professionally while fighting in the streets. I started fighting to make money. We live in a world where there is a system to follow. Everyone has to make money and find a way to survive. Street fighting was my livelihood.
Everything is a learning experience, since there are many big fish, some sharks and some whales. I’m just a little Nemo fish swimming with sharks of the UFC. I know I have a long way to go, but it’s a matter of time and I will improve my technique."
Kimbo (4-1) currently trains at the legendary American Top Team camp, alongside some of the biggest stars in Mixed Martial Arts. Slice will make his second official fight inside The Octagon against the fellow Ultimate Fighter 10 participant Matt Mitrione on May 8th at UFC 113. The card will be headlined by the second battle in a war between Mauricio Rua and Lyoto Machida.