SPIKE TV announced today that it has hired UFC washout, and arguably the promotion’s biggest fringe draw next to Brock Lesnar, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, to host its new weekly Friday night TUF repeat show, “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays.”
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The three-hour premiere episode will air March 9, which, not coincidentally is opposite episode 1 of FX’s The Ultimate Fighter Live, at 9:00 pm ET on SPIKE, and will feature Slice’s recollections from his six weeks in the fighter house.
You may recall that SPIKE owns the broadcast rights for all of the TUF seasons (and Fight Night cards they aired on the network) until 2013, and it appears that they’re making full use of their investment. Don’t be surprised if we see some of the former UFC Octagon Girls as co-hosts.
Future episodes, which will also run head-to-head with TUF Live, will focus on the other 13 episodes of the show which made the UFC a household name. Your Move, Dana.