When SPIKE TV announced that it had hired onetime backyard brawler-turned UFC fighter Kimbo Slice to host the first instalment of its The Ultimate Fighter recap show, which will air opposite FX’s new live incarnation of the show, it looked like they may have briefly gotten the upper hand in the battle against their ex partners at Zuffa.
Leave it to Dana White and Co. to one-up the competition by trying to fuck them worse than they’ve ever been fucked before.
Somehow (okay, it was probably dollar signs and decimal points) FX convinced the gold grill-wearing Ultimate Fighter alumnus to cut a promo for TUF Live, convincing viewers to watch the new series, — a somewhat odd request, considering it runs at the same time as Kimbo’s “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” premiere. In his defense, he could have filmed the spot before SPIKE hired him, but you would think he would have mentioned it to them beforehand to avoid looking like a fool, you know, more than he did bobbing all over shadowboxing while doing the promo.
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You can bet the powers that be at SPIKE are pissed they decided to go with Kimbo over James Toney and Dana likely can’t stop smiling long enough to eat his Pinkberry before it melts. Glad we don’t have their problems. Being rich and vengeful seems like a hassle, doesn’t it?