Kimbo Slice Makes Acting Debut with Drake and Josh on Nick

His mixed martial arts career may have been cut off at the legs with the apparent demise of EliteXC, but Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will still manage to grace a television screen near you… and soon.

No, Kimbo hasn’t yet struck a deal to appear on Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter.” That may be – as UFC president Dana White says – Kimbo’s only entrance into the Octagon, but it’s not his only route to TV.

If you have kids under the age of 15 in your household – or if you just like to indulge in a little Sponge Bob when nobody’s watching – you probably already know that Kimbo makes his official acting debut in Nickelodeon’s “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.”

Kimbo portrays “Bludge” in the holiday special, a bully character that you don’t know whether he’s going to “smash somebody or if he’s going to give you a hug and a kiss.” Bludge actually helps Drake and Josh keep a promise they made to a family of foster children.

According to his behind the scenes interview on, Kimbo hit it off well with Drake & Josh star Josh Peck, who apparently took Kimbo under his wing for the former EliteXC fighter’s acting debut.

“Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” premiers Friday, Dec. 5 on Nickelodeon.