Shonie Carter has done an interview with Sherdog, and as with all Shonie Carter interviews it’s pretty entertaining.
Sherdog.com: So you have more people coming up to you after “Iron Ring,” saying, “Hey, aren’t you Shonie Carter?” than when you were fighting in the UFC or on “The Ultimate Fighter”?
Carter: Man, look. This is the way I am going to break it down, honestly. White folks, you all knew me from Spike TV, “The Ultimate Fighter” and the UFC. Black folks and Hispanic folks know me from “Iron Ring.” And this is what I was telling people. If they had not focused so much time on the hip hop guys, and actually show what we do as athletes — you know, focus more on the fighters instead of the damn wannabe-tough-on-the-mic rappers. You know, and those sissy bully-ass athletes that call themselves fighters, but we call them boxers — they’d probably get a lot more positive feedback. I ain’t mad at ‘em! I can now walk through the ghetto and not worry about getting robbed because people know who I am now.
I’m still blown away that the UFC ditched him after season 4 of the Ultimate Fighter was basically “The Shonie Carter Show”. But a boring ass loss to Marcus Davis plus some smack talk later, and the dude was out on his ass.