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Mr. Rebney, don’t make Seth Petruzelli angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight hopeful and flamboyant Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 standout, Seth Petruzelli, has a habit of punishing mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions for trying to use him as a stepping stone for its future champions.

Just ask Kimbo Slice.

“The Silverback” (14-7) has recently found himself in the path of Bellator MMA star Muhammed Lawal, in what promises to be a make-or-break fight for “King Mo” at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on June 19, 2013.

After his unceremonious exit from Strikeforce (because of this), Lawal (9-2) was quickly scooped up by the gang at Spike TV in a much-ballyhooed television deal that would see his duties split between Bellator MMA and TNA Impact! Wrestling.

Unfortunately, he came up short in his first fight, falling to Emanuel Newton back in February.

“Mo” will get a second shot at a 205-pound title run next month in “The Sooner State,” but Petruzelli tells Jack Brown he intends to “f–k those plans up” by defeating the former Division 1 All-American Wrestler and carving out his own path to the title.

“I’m not an idiot. I know Bellator is trying to get Mo as their champ. I swear I’m gonna do everything in my power to f— up their plans for that! That has been my driving force. I’m being overlooked and it pisses me off. No other comment. Next question!”

Petruzelli had some problems of his own in his Bellator debut, getting stopped by Jacob Noe last January in California.

Both fighters are coming off a loss; however, the stakes are a bit higher for Lawal, who commanded a hefty payday for his free-agent services and now needs to make good on Viacom’s investment. It may prove challenging to market him as a pro wrestler if he’s unable to secure a win as an MMA fighter.

Not that it stopped Brock Lesnar.

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… As Jared “$kala” Shaw tweets earlier today.

“lets the game begin KIMBO is in TRAINING! looking at todays heavyweight boxers ,i truly believe he was in the wrong sport the whole time”

Will the third time be the charm for the aging heavyweight? Or is the former Elite XC and UFC attraction just not up to snuff when it comes to combat sports?

Slice was the second most popular fighter on the show (hometown fighter Patrick Cote got a deafening response). Make no mistake about it, he could still draw to a degree if put on a live Spike show. On PPV is a different animal. There is something that Slice has that few fighters have. People just like him, whether he wins or loses. But if he can’t beat Mitrione, the reality is, he probably can’t beat anyone in UFC. He didn’t want to fight James Toney, who he possibly could have beaten in a fight that would have meant something. And his knees are shot and he doesn’t know how to defend low kicks, which is a bad combination. The high price tag was also a factor.

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The pay-per-view (PPV) numbers aren’t even in yet, but that didn’t stop UFC President Dana White from saying goodbye to one of his most promising, and controversial, box office draws.

Kimbo Slice — who rose to fame and fortune as a bareknuckle brawler on the streets of Miami, Fla. — was fired from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after his first official loss inside the Octagon.

White made the surprise announcement at the UFC 113: “Machida vs. Shogun 2” post-event press conference, saying the the former Elite XC poster boy was “done” after a less than stirring (and losing) performance against his The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 castmate, Matt Mitrione.

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Slice started off his night in Montreal with a bang, rag dolling the former 250-pound NFL veteran all across the eight-walled cage in the early going of the three-round bout. But it didn’t take long for Mitrione to throw up a triangle choke from his back, which appeared to have him in serious trouble.

He escaped the submission attempt, as well as several others, but couldn’t get out of the way of Mitrione’s powerful leg kicks. It appeared to sap the spirit of Slice and it was only a matter of time before Mitrione mounted and then pounded out Slice en route to a second round technical knockout win.

Referee Dan Mirgliotta gave Slice every opportunity to work his way out of danger, but he just didn’t have it in him to continue. And perhaps that fact alone is what helped White come to his decision so quickly … he just can’t handle top-level competition.

But I think we already knew that before this whole “experiment” began in the first place.

Nonetheless, Slice should be commended for his efforts. And he’ll likely be rewarded again for them sometime in the near future.

Scott Coker is already likely holding on line one.

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An undefeated career inside the Octagon just wasn’t meant to be for the Youtube-brawler-turned professional mixed martial artist.

Matched up against fellow The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 competitor Matt Mitrione, Kimbo Slice suffered his first official loss under the Zuffa banner at UFC 113: “Machida vs. Shogun.”

Though the first round was far from technical, it didn’t lack in action. A failed triangle and anaconda choke on the part of Mitrione opened and closed what was a back and forth first five minutes.

The second round saw “Meathead” channel his inner Jose Aldo and leg kick Kimbo literally to the ground. From there, Mitrione just overwhelmed Slice with strikes from mount position until referee Dan Miragliotta called a stop to the fight in what was a dominant victory for Matt.

Slice’s only highlight of the night came when he Kanye West’d Mitrione during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

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Slice made his way into the UFC the only way Dana White would let him — as a contestant on the aforementioned Spike TV reality show. Unfortunately, the former YouTube brawler was an early victim to Roy Nelson’s belly-to-beard crucifix and was eliminated from the competition in episode three.

Nevertheless, he was given a second chance at UFC stardom (and an opportunity to pad the numbers for key demographics at the Dec. 5 TUF 10 Finale) when he squared off against Houston Alexander in a fight that saw “The Assassin” play ring-around-the-rosy for three rounds with Slice in pursuit.

After huffing and puffing his way to a unanimous decision win, he got another chance to slug it out with power, this time in Montreal.

The defeat to Mitrione coupled with a less than thrilling win over Alexander late last year leaves the Bahamian in a bit of a precarious position. Is he still main card worthy and capable of competing against mid-level heavyweights in the promotion?

Or does this loss send Slice to the unaired prelims portion of UFC events going forward until he eventually finds himself a fan of, rather than a fighter in the UFC?