If you follow MMA of any sorts, you probably know that a couple Saturdays ago, Kimbo Slice got his ass kicked on prime-time TV in just 15 seconds. If not, here it is. The guy is a classic case of Internet hype not living up to real life expectations.
Not only did the ball drop on his career, his fighting organization Elite XC went out of business the other day. Epic failure for sure. But wait. I don't think he is the worst thing in mixed martial arts to be broadcast on a major network. That honor should go to the IFL. (Which also went out of business not too long ago.)
Maybe nobody watched it or whatever, but the first few shows that IFL put on channel 13 here in L.A., had such poor production value that it looked like something your older brother could have put together on a shoe-string budget. I didn't bother looking for clips from those episodes on YouTube. I'll spare you the punishment. But it did get me to thinking about MMA fighters who have been actors in high-production value movies. Here are two that I can think of from the top of my head:
Oleg Taktarov (Early UFC veteran) - Righteous Kill
, Miami Vice
, Bad Boys II
Randy Couture (Former UFC champion) - Scorpion King 2