Kimbo Slice passed away at 42 years young due to heart failure. Slice was a backyard brawler turned pro MMA fighter. Bellator MMA issued the following statement:
"We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family. One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo's friends, fans and teammates."Kimbo Slice began his fight career being the star in backyard brawl videos that were commonly posted around the web on various sites before YouTube became a hit. Kimbo Slice was so brutal in his backyard brawls, that he typically destroyed his opponents in a very short time frame. He is well known for knocking a mans eye out of his face. I have no idea why anyone back then would fight Kimbo Slice and think they have a chance to win. He?was finally noticed and brought into the professional MMA world where he took on professional fighters. He was a brawler, so he needed some touch ups on his fight skills. He wouldn't be fighting the neighbors anymore, he was fighting people who actually knew how to fight. His transition from street fighter to professional brawler was a bit rough, but he eventually pulled it together and became one of the most famous MMA fighters in history. His bout with friend turned rival, Dada 5000, locked millions of viewers in for three hours and set records for Spike TV. Slice sent Dada out on a stretcher en route to a victory, but Slice tested positive for an illegal substance and the fight was ruled no contest. Kimbo Slice had a 7-0 professional boxing record and a 5-2 (1) professional MMA record. He defeated notable professional MMA fighters such as Tank Abbott and Ken Shamrock.
Kimbo Slice highlightsHere's highlights of Kimbo Slice's best fight performances. He was a brutal backyard basher with a nice?MMA history. RIP Kevin Ferguson, aka, Kimbo Slice 6/6/16.
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