Yahoo MMA writer Kevin Iole is reporting tonight that the heavyweights-only season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter is going to feature a pretty big name—one that has already main evented two prime time specials and was featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
Kevin Ferguson, aka the controversial Kimbo Slice, will be one of the 16 fighters on the show. This is the same fighter that UFC President Dana White has been less than flattering in discussing and previously had challenged to appear on the show.
Slice couldn't come to terms with Strikeforce, who recently purchased a slew of fighter contracts from his old employer, EliteXC.
Without a doubt, his addition will have his critics buzzing and the gawkers wondering if he can fulfill the huge promise sold by Gary Shaw and EliteXC in 2008.
Media day is Tuesday and White is promising more surprises for what is already promising to be an eventful 10th season.
Josh Nason—josh [at] ropesringandcage [dot com]—has published MMA, wrestling and boxing blog Ropes, Ring and Cage.com since 2007. He has been a contributor to Fight Magazine since January 2009 and Bleacher Report since 2008.