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Kimbo Slice to Retire After 2 More Fights, Become Pro Boxer

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  I wish I was joking, from The Nassau Guardian:

"Boxing is really my first desire. I have a lot of love for it and believe I can do pretty well. [The sport of] MMA is somewhat of a project for me. Boxing is one dimensional while there are a lot of dimensions in MMA. I don't think it would be a hard transition from MMA to stand-up boxing because of my fighting style," noted Ferguson, who has brought international prestige to The Bahamas through his MMA exploits.

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"Out of no disrespect to my country, seeing as I am there [United States] and already established a relationship in the fighting world, I would have to continue that until I get officially set up. Furthermore, I have two more MMA fights scheduled before this year is out. Every fighter and athlete knows that you should not switch camps in the middle of something. Also, I train in Florida. My MMA trainer will also be training me for stand up boxing. Finishing up my contract would allow me to be a free agent," he said.

 I don't know why he feels it necessary to make this move now, maybe getting KTFO'd by The Silverback was such a knock to his ego that he thinks he needs to just focus on his bread and butter which has always been his fists, but the guy isn't really that good of a boxer either. He isn't young enough to put in the time it takes to become a great boxer, he should just continue with his MMA training and hope for the best. Just because he can KO some chumps in a backyard doesn't mean he has what it takes to do the same to professionals who have been doing this for years.

 

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