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Bas Rutten Has Zero Respect For Kimbo Slice

June 22, 2009 | Posted by Bill Wannop

In an interview by Fighters Only Magazine, former UFC and Pancrase champion Bas Rutten, who was one of biggest supporters of Kimbo Slice when he first started MMA, has soured on the newest addition to the Ultimate Fighter. Here is what Rutten had to say…

“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 can’t 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? The day before the [Petruzelli] fight, I told him I wanted to go over heel hooks and escapes, and he said “Nah, its not going to go to the ground”. I said ‘Ha, I like that attitude – but what if it does go to the ground?’ but he said ‘Its not going to go’. So I said OK, but don’t let me tell you ‘I told you so’ if he snaps your f*ckin’ leg in half. He said ‘I don’t know if that’s a good thing for you to be telling me mentally, before a fight’! I said ‘I don’t think its a good thing for you not to be doing what I tell you, before the fight”!

Kimbo Slice is currently a contestant on the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter 10, where he will fight for a lucrative UFC contract. The Ultimate Fighter 10 premieres in September on Spike TV.

For the full interview, head over to Fighters Only Magazine


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