Dana White‘s not such a bad guy. Despite heaping scorn upon the legend of Kimbo Slice at every opportunity, he’s still willing to give him a job. Or at least he’s willing to give him the chance to prove himself worthy of a job, though he sounds less than optimistic about the bearded one’s chances:
“He can be on The Ultimate Fighter. What’s he done other than get 10 million hits on YouTube, what’s he done to deserve to be in the UFC? Nothing. I don’t consider him a real athlete. He won’t win The Ultimate Fighter. The offer’s out there if he wants to take it, but he won’t win it.”
Nothing like an offer that contains within it a prediction that you will fail should you accept said offer. That’s a great negotiating point to start from.
Slice’s manager, Icey Mike, doesn’t seem eager to take White up on that offer:
“We still need to go through our shit with EliteXC,” Mike said. “Until that is all finalized it’s kind of hard to even think about that (but) we are open to anything.
I think more people would watch it if he was on it, (but), honestly, I don’t even know what they pay.”
What they pay? Not much, Icey (can I call you Icey?). Not much at all. If Kimbo is looking for a big money incentive just to go on a show that Dana White insists he will not win, he can probably just go ahead and pass on the opportunity right now.
In case you were worried that Kimbo might just say the hell with it and take his EliteXC money and run, Icey Mike swears he’s in the gym training right now, adding: “By no means is he done.”