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UFC President Dana White reacts to passing of Kimbo Slice

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When was the last time The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) combat sports reality show was able to generate six million viewers?

Season 10 (episode six) when former EliteXC bruiser Kimbo Slice -- no stranger to the six-million mark -- got dumped and humped by regional import Roy Nelson. It cost the bearded brawler a shot at the glass trophy, but he was called back anyway to face off against fellow contestant Matt Mitrione.

That was the last time mixed martial arts (MMA) fans saw Slice inside the Octagon.

But he remains an important figure in this industry even after his untimely passing last Monday night (June 6, 2016) in South Florida (more on that here). While UFC President Dana White didn't offer much in the form of condolences, he at least acknowledged the unfortunate event.

After parting ways with UFC in late 2010, Slice (5-2, 1 NC) bounced around the local scene for a couple of years before entering the Bellator fold in June 2015, smashing and trashing MMA legend Ken Shamrock by way of first-round technical knockout (watch it).

For more on the passing of Slice click here.

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