At the very bottom of Josh Gross’ new piece at SI.com there’s a tidbit about the Country Music Awards. Why? Because none other than Kimbo Slice will be presenting an award at the event:
Where’s Kimbo? Yes, the Kimbo Slice. The fighter is presenting at the awards show, but the announcement of his appearance is what I’m here for. I’m already nominating the inevitable YouTube clip for next week’s top five random MMA videos on SI.com. I’m hoping he wears the same shirt that punctuated his appearance on the co-promoted EliteXC/Strikeforce card at the end of March. Now that’s good TV.
Hopefully Kimbo doesn’t wear the shirt that Gross is referencing and instead chooses the pimp ensemble that he’s wearing in the above picture with Vernon Forrest. Also, the only plausible reason I can find for Kimbo being a presenter at the awards show is that it’s on CBS, home to Saturday Night Fights on May 31 so he’s probably going to be there to put a little hype behind the show. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that the dude is popular.
If you’d like to tune into the CMAs, they are on Sunday on CBS from 8-11 p.m. ET.