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Kimbo Slice Ducked Joe Riggs In 2003?

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According To MMAWeekly:

The year is 2003. Riggs is at least a year away from his UFC debut. He’s fighting for $1,000 a show, good money for him at the time. Slice’s manager, Icy Mike, puts out a challenge to tough guys around the country – come to Florida if you think you can beat up Kimbo Slice. Win, and you get $10,000.

Riggs’ manager at the time, Trevor Lally, jumps at the offer. He emails Mike and says he’s got someone for him. He offers to put up $50,000 of his own money as a show of faith.

Riggs begins training in earnest and mentally preparing for a fight with Slice. But when Mike finds out about Riggs’ credentials, the door is promptly closed.

"I’d of beat the (expletive) out of him," Riggs told MMAWeekly.com. "It would have been done. No Kimbo. I would have rubbed him out and saved everyone the headaches."
Damn, I don't know what to think of this...I mean in a strictly stand up fight(like Kimbo was doing at the time) I think he KTFO of Riggs. I guess they thought that Riggs would pull a Sean Gannon and try to do some MMA shit during the fight or something? Anyways, Riggs will be fighting on the upcoming StrikeForce At The Playboy Mansion card against MMA4Real's #8 ranked MW in Kazuo Misaki this Saturday.