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Kimbo Slice Jr. | Average To Savage EP72

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This is the seventy-second episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Bellator fighter Kimbo Slice Jr. aka Baby Slice aka Kevin Ferguson Jr. Paul Guarino talked with Baby Slice discussing his upbringing with his father Kimbo Slice, how he got into MMA after college, and his upcoming fight at Bellator 232 vs Craig Campbell.Follow Kimbo Slice Jr. / Baby Slicehttps://www.instagram.com/BabySlice242/

This is the average to savage podcast, with ball Greno, everyone in anyone, athletes sets and much more. Top everybody. I'm back for another episode of the average savage podcast. Or special guests. Today is Bellatur fighter, baby, slice, slice. How's it going? It's going good. Man. How are you good? How are your thanks for coming on. Just challenge. Is finished training? No game. Ready for my fight? Yeah, definitely, definitely. All right. Let's let's go back in time a little bit. Can you tell me about where you're upbringing was like in Florida. It was cool. You know, I was outstay. I was in like the mix of both, you know, like the good life and, you know, the bad life, order, the street life, you know. But I never did nothing crazy. Is just had a bunch of friends who was like in a streets, and so I grew up around. You know that. But everything was cool. Man, play bull bar in high school, arrested the high school as well, and I went to college and you know, now I'm fighting laitory. Yeah, actually, you just answer my next question. I was going to say. Did you grow up playing any other sports? So you played? You played football. Yeah, football in high school and I wrestled also as well, what position did you play? I was running back, kick returning, running back and KIP return for the most part, are and then some linebacker two as well. Gosh, it was your team. Good, yeah, it was all right. I was like, well, I was like the start of the team, though. We're Scott. Oh, yeah, it's College. Yeah, but then I broke my ankle and I like the seven game and then I didn't play for the rest of the season for that. But I have broke records that. I still have records as broke right now to this day. So where you ever considering going to college for Football? Oh, yeah, one point...

I was. Yeah, I was going to go, but then I stopped playing and then I just went to wrestling from there. was there any like big name school? Looking, I I think the most was the most, like Arbord maybe. Well, weren't here. Yeah, the rest was just like like like Famu and schools like that. Gotcha. Now you did end up going to college and I read that you were going to college for photography, right, yeah, photography. Yeah, Academy of our university. So how did that come how do that all comes about? I was well, one time my dad was he was going to movie in Thailand and nobody had their passport, so I was on one with my passport and then they, you know, they they needed to take pictures and they needed a camera and employed and since I was going, I decided to do it. And on the set of the movie I was taking pictures and everything, and the on the on scene photographer, the onside photographer, he was he saw some of my pictures and he liked the May say, you know, it's tell of my dad that I have a eyeboard and everything, and he showed the direct up the movie when they were the pictures that I took, and they decided to use it for the cover of the movie, which is pretty cool. And after that I just decided to take a series, you know, and and I learn more about it. Let's do let's do. Yeah. Now going to your your dad, Kimbo slice, the legend. He was like one of the first guys that'd say like blow up on Youtube. What was that like from your standpoint? I can't understand it. A Lot. I'm not all I understanding growing up really what was going on. You know, I knew he was doing and was fighting, you know, and that's why I always wanted to do it, but I didn't understand it until I got older like now, and like now I fully understand that what was going on and what he did for the sport of him many. Yeah, I remember...

...because I'm the same age as you, so I remember. I think it was. I think it was we're in high school. The videos are blowing up right. Yeah, like they be, like ninth grade going to to high school is started and then middle school actually made a school hingry me a great yeah, that makes sense. And yet is that do? Is that how you got into MMA after your dad started doing it? Well, no, before he did his first street fight. As a kid, all he had me, I got always was watching boxing highlights, and it was right Roy Jones, Floyd and Mike Tyson, and I used to watch him a lot and that's all I used to watch growing up. Knows this fight. So when he started doing fights, when he started fighting himself, I was like, Oh man, this is it and that's what I want to do now, even though I didn't understand what it took in hard work he had to put in and everything, I just knew like I wanted to fight. Did you do any amateur boxing? I know, but I spart with him a lot, so it was like just meet him working. So two thousand and sixteen was your first amateur MMA match. The what was that like? I don't know, man was ready to get it. You know, it was. It was fun. Yeah, I didn't really have no, I didn't have a coach and I was training myself. Honestly, I was working at the fill row in Connecticut and I was paying for a gym membership at a self defense jam and, yeah, and they just had told him I wanted to fight. Then, after a year going to Jutsu with the GIE, they decided to give me a fight and then I was like ready. You know, one hundred and seventy five was the first party was at the way we let's take it back. How did you end up in Connecticut? I was for my buddy in college, you know, the College I met. I met one of my best friends and he lived in Kancut. So...

...now, after college I moved back to Miami and idn't really like it. You know, I didn't like I didn't like what was going on around me. So I, you know, I decided I needed to make a chain. So he was like, Yo, you could come live with me. You know, so I was like yeah, I'm down for that. So I sold my car, sold everything, and then I moved to Connecticut and then I was living there for a couple months and then I was like, you know what, I gotta some of my life. So I decided to I decided to get a job so I could pay for my gym membership, and that's what I did and I started. I started training at plus one and then having first fight, but I was paying. I did everything as many help, you know, no hand out was I wanted to do it myself. Yeah, for sure. I mean I think a lot of people we got to respect you for that one for sure. And then going, going into your pro career, like, was there a bidding more from like UFC or like bell and bellator? Yeah, at one point. Yeah, but I decided to go ballots, which it because and dad was with belatory and they had a good relationship and yeah, you know bettors family, though. I wanted to stay. I want to stand with the family. Don't not not swit child. So I stay with delatory and yeah, it was a great call. Definitely. Definitely. I seen you on some commercials. For them to is some burgking right. Those pretty cool, Kingbo and then going into your first fight. What was that experience? I know you only had one amateur fight, correct right, just one ever. So what was that like just going from was there? was there like a you think it was like a big difference from going to the amateurs of the pro yeah, I guess I could say that. I mean, yeah, but I was...

...in a fighter man like I stood. I love to do, you know. I just I didn't understand and the work, you know, I had to put in. That's all. Now I understand that better. You know, I'm running. been only been a pro for two years, you know, so I'm still learning and I said, a long way to go and I'm just I'm just trying to get better, you know, work hard, push myself so I could be a company is going into the ring. And I know you lost your first fight, but your second fight you got you got your first win. So what was it feeling like to get your first pro win? Oh, yeah, good, good. You know, I had a lot of work and even now, but yeah, definitely. And I know all your wins came by well, two by submission and one by knockout, which what's your favorite submission? You have to be a joke. Any choked. Pretty good. I'm learning to a team and you take me through like what it's like going through a camp and like to cut weight. I've stay focus, say, stay dedicated. Can't like eating crazy that which you want weight after the fight, you know. Yeah, like, what's Your Training Regiment like? So now I run a hill in the morning and then train. So I do to hill like a thirty two to nine thirty and then I'm training at ten thirty, two twelve and I got a little break and then I train again at five o'clock and five hundred twenty six,...

...but I do at least four miles a day. Got To. Do you do any weight lifting? No, not right now, three weeks out, so all the way up diness time. You got what keeps you like motivated, like during a camp? Man, family, my wife, my dog and the fact that you know my long it's motivation and it sells for sure. I'm easily. Yeah, definitely. What advice could you give? Like a young fighter man, I would say not to smoke. We need drugs or no alcohol. And this is what you really want to do. Put you on into it, you know. Yeah, yeah, definitely, definitely, and then you have a fight coming up at Bella tour two hundred and thirty two, and I know you said you have apponent yet, but I guess what are you looking to prove? Man, I'm just trying to throw on the show man. I no, I just wanted to go. I'm just training hard to fight, you know, I want to prove that just dropping long. You know, this is my home and I'm getting better and better. So for my last performance I just want to show that I got pay better than that. Yeah, definitely. What's your long term goal with belt? Or just to keep fighting? You know, it's some guys in Batoire has like dirty fights, you know, only have five fights, you know, and so I feel like I have a long career and I don't know, man, maybe I just want like money fights. Is going to work my way up to just putting on putting those shows for the fans? Know. Yeah, definitely. And is there a lot of pressure on you being Canbo slcens son? No, it's no pressure, man. I feel like I'm I'm past that stage of it being pressure and I was just like...

...putting in net work, training and needs to train harder and push himself. Yeah, how many how many brothers? You have? Four brothers. We got to do? Any of them els fight? No, none of them. Now I just people brother spots this damn. Yeah. So, yeah, yeah, you got a big thing. Yeah, I was none of them. None of them want to fight. Are you ready for some fun questions? Yeah, of course. What's your favorite Song Right now? He in favorite song, man. I just listened to a mix man, like, let me see it and see if I can do my favorite. I used to have that where it's crazy. You so you just had to, like it was a mix up, mashup of song and stuff. Yeah, just like a bunch of sengs, just to give me through my work out, you know. And then that, I said, and then more songs and more music. You got, you gosh. What about what was your first big purchase with like your belly short check? First Purchase, M and I don't buy crazy things. Make it xbox, xbox wine. Yeah, that's actually what the last person said to yeah, I would say I really don't like spend money crazy. It was not food. And you know, I said my friends big mill with Mastros. You know, there six hundred dollars. What about who's your top five favorite fighters? Of all time. I gotta go with Mike Tyson, and then I'm going floyd and that's boxing, and John Jones. He's a good fighter. And and gotta go with...

Array Jones, Jim, you too as well. They most scale boxes, you know. Yeah, it's mostly boxes for me. So it is Roy Jones, blowy night Tyson, Uhammad Ali and then definitely John Jones. For him and me, he's just the beast. Yeah, definitely, definitely. What did you ever want to like do any pro boxing matches? A definitely, definitely. I have a long career after guys. Let me. I just gotta stay focus, you know, keep training. Yeah, I know Bella tour lets, Michael Venom pages it. Yeah, I think two guys from Bos boxing matches. Yeah, but yeah, I'm definitely down for that. Some Fun. And then what do you what do you like to do when you're not training? I'm on the game and I'm going to xbox arm plan with my dog. Not a big dog. Great thing. He's like one thirty and now he does is he likes to fight, you know. So I'm not fighting with him again on my white nerves. I'm on the game. You know. K Yeah, yeah, big K guy. Yeah, it's okay, I'm gonna have to play. Yeah, you guys box? Yeah, yeah, I got box. Yeah, perfect, Gammon, taxis is baby slice. Oh, yeah, I think I have you actually already on Xbox. All right, yeah, just in here. WHO TO K right now? I like playing with Portland, or what's plan with the other day? Definitely not the Celtics. I think I played with them three times. I lost, so I was like I can't play with them the more. Yeah, who have you been? Players? And that's right there.

Have you done any like streaming on twitch or anything? No, I have twitch, but I haven't to set that up. Maybe I said that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I think you definitely should on the con I mean on the Kount of who you are. But I mean it's huge now. I mean I'm sure you seen it. He sports is just like, yeah, it literally got the draft for the K players on ESPN now, and I know it's crazy. Actually I just was I was looking up sports jobs the other day and it was like head coach of the esports team for the Lakers. Like what the Hell would that be like? Like what does that mean? Like I don't even think that's crazy. It's like that's some two thousand and nineteen stuff right there. Last one I got for you. If you weren't a m may fighter, what do you think you would be doing? Man, if I wasn't a spider, serious because of boxing? Yeah, now, if you weren't any kind of fighter, man, I have I don't know, I can't. I can't really say what can do? You still do photography? Yeah, I can. I have to go to school for something that, because maybe that game design, something like that. Yeah, any like I want to get paid? No, I like nice things, so be something where I would make a lot of money, or maybe like a movie or something, you know, design a movie or or come up with a TV show. Yeah, definitely be dope. Well, I appreciate you coming on and I could you want the people know where they can follow you on social media? Oh Yeah, you go off follow me on Hisstagram, baby size too, for two any guys? Nice for two. And Yeah, that said, see me up and, you...

...know, trying to run it in some K or we can like team up come and grant as well. All right. Well, I appreciate you coming on in good luck with your next fight. All right, thank you.

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