Kimbo Slice signs with Bellator MMA

Kimbo Slice BoxingAfter a near five year hiatus from MMA, the YouTube sensation Kevin Ferguson a.k.a. Kimbo Slice is back in the MMA fold according to a report by  Kimbo Slice has agree to terms with Bellator MMA and is expected to fight for the organization soon.

Ferguson (4-2) last fought in a MMA fight in 2010, losing to Matt Mitrione via TKO at UFC 113. He left MMA at that point and pursued a boxing career that saw him amass a (7-0, 6 KO’s), but he hasn’t had a boxing match since December 2013.

Ferguson is responsible for some of the highest rated MMA shows in network television, and it appears that Bellator head man Scott Coker is looking to try and recapture some of that magic as Bellator MMA is in dire need of star power.

How would you classify the move by Scott Coker? Is it any different than the UFC signing CM Punk?