Kimbo Slice beard a big deal in contract negotiation for UFCs Ultimate Fighter

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Props: Yahoo!Sports

Quoteworthy:

"One of the big things, this is funny, coming into the house was his manager kept saying that if anybody messes with his beard while he's sleeping, there's gonna be some big problems. That was like a big deal. Nobody messes with his beard. I can't guarantee nobody's gonna try to shave his beard off. How the hell can I guarantee that?"

UFC President Dana White reveals that former Miami-based bareknuckle brawler and Elite XC posterboy, Kimbo Slice, had few contract demands with when approached about competing on The Ultimate Fighter ((TUF) 10. In fact, he admits that Kimbo and Co. were quite easy to work . One sticking point in negotiations, however, was the safety of his trademark beard. It appears that he and his management team were concerned that he could lose it because of some shenanigans while sleeping in TUF house. Kimbo's beard now joins Jennifer Lopez' butt, David Beckham's legs and feet, Keith Richards' (middle finger), Bruce Springsteen's voice, among others, on the short list of insured "celebrity" body features. No telling if Lloyd's of London had to get involved. Does is give him an unfair advantage in a fight ... should he be forced to shave it or will someone knock it off (Roy Nelson, perhaps?) inside the Octagon?

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