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Kimbo Slice heading to boxing ring

Kimbo Slice is a contestant on Season 10

Kimbo Slice is a contestant on Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter." Credit: Spike Photo

Kimbo Slice is hanging up his board shorts and turning toward something slightly more resembling his YouTube street fights.

According to a report on ESPN New York by my old compadre Michael Woods, aka "Mikey Mothballs," the 36-year-old Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) is turning to boxing to earn a living.

"I'm gonna be a problem in the heavyweight division," Slice told ESPN NY. " I'm going to be coming in with a bad demeanor. I want to see what it's like to break some ribs, break a jaw with one punch."

Strong words from a strong man.

Whether or not you enjoyed Slice in the octagon, you have to at least respect the effort he put in on "The Ultimate Fighter" and his two fights in the UFC.

New York Sports