Kimbo heaps praise on 'Page
By MARK GILBERT
Published: 25 Sep 2009
KIMBO SLICE has heaped praise on Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's coaching abilities.
Miami native Slice, 35, is one of 16 heavyweight contestants currently battling to win a contract in the UFC as part of The Ultimate Fighter 10 reality series.
The YouTube brawler said: "I'm learning a lot. I'm a sponge. I'm here to learn as well as fight."
And team captain Jackson, a former UFC light-heavyweight champion, claims he a Slice are similar characters.
He said: "I see myself in Kimbo.
"He's a bit like me when I first started out fighting. I've got a lot of faith in Kimbo."
Elsewhere in TV's toughest house, other fighters are desperate for an opportunity to knockout the cocksure former street-fighter.
Fellow housemate Roy Nelson admits: "Everyone would like to beat up Kimbo. I've been trying to get that one for years."
This week's episode sees Britain's James McSweeney — coached by Rashad Evans — take on Jackson's fighter Wes Shivers.