Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson may be ready to give up mixed martial arts and take up boxing.
Kimbo, who recently made a visit to his native Bahamas, was quoted by The Nassau Guardian saying that he wants to box:
"Boxing is really my first desire. I have a lot of love for it and believe I can do pretty well. MMA is somewhat of a project for me. Boxing is one dimensional while there are a lot of dimensions in MMA. I don't think it would be a hard transition from MMA to stand-up boxing because of my fighting style."But Kimbo also seems to suggest that he'll fight twice in MMA for Strikeforce, which purchased his EliteXC contract:
"I have two more MMA fights scheduled before this year is out. Every fighter and athlete knows that you should not switch camps in the middle of something. Also, I train in Florida. My MMA trainer will also be training me for stand up boxing. Finishing up my contract would allow me to be a free agent."Strikeforce has said it's still in negotiations with Kimbo, and it's not clear whether he'll ever actually fight in the cage for the promotion. My own feeling is that Kimbo's next fight will probably be in the boxing ring, with former EliteXC boss Gary Shaw serving as the promoter.
Hat tip: FightOpinion.com.