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Kimbo Slice taking break from MMA for boxing

With this weekend’s headlines focused squarely on a boxer-turned-Mixed-Martial-Artist, former EliteXC/UFC fighter Kimbo Slice took advantage of the buzz to announce his intent to take do the reverse and try his hand – or fists as the case may be – at boxing.

Slice took to Twitter to reveal his plans, saying he hadn’t completely abandoned the sport of MMA but would be lacing up a larger pair of gloves in terms of his next in-ring appearance.

“Yes my next fight is gonna be in the boxing ring…I’m gonna throw these hands. Don’t count me out of MMA entirely though…”

Slice also stated his boxing debut was scheduled for October and that he would reveal more details as they became available.

The former YouTube sensation holds a professional MMA record of 4-2 and was 1-1 in the Octagon. He was released from the UFC shortly after his loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 and hasn’t fought since.