(photo taken from sherdog.com)
The former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten recently stated that he had absolutely no respect for his former MMA student Kimbo Slice. Slice currently holds an overall MMA record of 3-1. His last fight was a knockout loss to “The Silverback” Seth Petruzelli back in October of 2008 over at the EliteXC ‘Heat’ event. Since then, the internet backyard street fighter has yet to participate in any MMA competition. He has officially entered the upcoming TUF 10 season to try to battle his way up to the top of the UFC heavyweight division.
Here are some comments that Bas Rutten left us with in regards to Kimbo Slice:
“I misjudged him, he turned into a whole different person. I told him a few weeks ago, I had a sit down with him. I told him that he was an asshole and that I have zero respect (for him) and I cant train people that I have no respect for. Can’t ever. He just turned into a different guy, he didn’t need to do the things that I told him to do. He wasn’t going to go to the ground, you know? He learned some things but he started to forget them. In the Thompson fight he did some great escapes in round number one but once fatigue hit him, he didn’t do anything. And what I didn’t like about the Thompson fight as well was he said afterwards ‘Yeah, we planned on fighting three rounds’ and I told him ‘Don’t say that, you were lucky the referee didn’t stop the fight in the second round’. Don’t say we planned to fight three rounds, it wasn’t a plan. If (my students) don’t do what I say, they are out. I am there for the best interests of the fighters, I want them to win. If they don’t accept that, bye bye.”