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Kimbo Slice: I'll beat Roy Nelson next time around

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"I fought Roy with caution. I did go for the kill one time, but I knew to be careful because Roy will bait you, that's how good he is. He can look rocked, but the minute you go in for the kill, shwoop! You know what I'm sayin? He's a smart fighter. When I felt like I rocked him I went in for the kill and that's when I made my mistake. That's when I realized, ah, this motherfucker was slick. But in the midst of the fight I had to figure that out. By the second round he figured out how to get in, how to play possum and get me down to the ground. That weight was hard to move. The crucifix is not my favorite position. I been in that position with James Thompson and was stuck. Roy had me also in that same position. That's a position I would really like to know how to get out of. I know some shit on the ground. It's not like I get down there and I don't know nothing. I have some skills. I'll beat Roy next time around. You're only gonna beat me once. If I fight anybody and they beat me that one time, that's it. You gave me your best. You didn't beat me at my best. Now I know how you're comin'. You ain't beatin' me twice. Damn right I'd rematch Roy."

On the heels of his Episode 3 elimination from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 10, special attraction Kimbo Slice reflects on the mistakes he made in his losing effort against Roy Nelson and how a second encounter would yield very different results. Can Slice, who was dropped by trainer Bas Rutten for regressing to his old habits, ever become more than a hard-hitting brawler with a puncher's chance? With a new home at American Top Team and a rumored fight at the TUF 10 Finale this December, we may get our answer soon enough.

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