The Ultimate Fighter 10 is nearing the halfway point, and the teasers for a Kimbo Slice return to the show have finally stopped. One rumor that will not go away is a suspected December match up between the YouTube brawler and UFC veteran Houston Alexander.
FiveOuncesofPain.com first confirmed through sources close to the possible bout that one of the fighters had been approached about the match-up, and the latest piece of the puzzle may have been uncovered by MMAJunkie.com who are reporting that the Nebraska based light heavyweight will be applying for a fighter license at a November 4th hearing to be held by the Nevada State Athletic Commision.
At this point the only UFC card scheduled for Nevada in December would be The the TUF 10 finale which is set for December 5 at The Pearl in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
As we all know Kimbo Slice was eliminated from competition early in the season by Roy Nelson. While some can question his skills, Slice is clearly a draw and is ( at least) partially responsible for the highest rating in the show’s 10 season history.
Houston Alexander would enter the fight coming off a victory at Adrenaline MMA IV which took place in September. Alexander was 2-3 in the UFC prior to taking the fight in Adrenaline, is widely criticized for a lack of sufficient ground skills. ( a trait shares with Slice)
Nothing has been officially confirmed by the UFC at this time, however all signs are pointing to a meeting between the two fighters.