Kimbo Slice Sets Sights On IGF Pro-Wrestling Circuit In Japan

Former bare-knuckle boxer turned MMA fighter Kimbo Slice appears set to embark on yet another career change.

Today it was revealed that the 36 year-old has been signed to compete at an IGF Pro Wrestling tournament bout in Japan against Shinichi Suzukawa.

While Kimbo was a hugely popular figure during his time in mixed martial arts, the truth was that his popularity far outweighed his actual skills in the sport, resulting in losses to the likes of Seth Petruzelli, Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione.

After being cut from the UFC after a brief stint in the promotion it appeared that the star was intent on trying his luck in the boxing ring instead, but reports from his camp suggested he was having trouble getting motivated, and his debut was postponed to later this year.

Now it appears he’s looking to cash in on his fame and earn some easy money. To be fair he’s not the only fighter to have done so – Strikeforce’s Josh Barnett has being doing so for a while in-between his MMA bouts, and others like Tim Sylvia and Mark Coleman have also featured in IGF events recently.


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