Popular Mix Martial Artist and internet sensation Kimbo Slice died at age 42 on Monday. Bellator MMA has reported.
Saddened and shocked at the passing of our family member Kimbo Slice. Full statement: https://t.co/TsTCujfoIK pic.twitter.com/RwxjwdAP1k
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) June 7, 2016
Kevin Ferguson aka Kimbo Slice was hospitalized early on Monday for reasons unknown in Margate Florida and police suspect no foul play yet the cause of death is still uncertain.
Kimbo Slice last fought at Bellator 149 on February 19th and won against Dhafir Harris aka Dada5000 but the fight hasn’t been recorded officially and was deemed a no contest because Slice was found not fit in the wellness policy and tested positive for anabolic steroids and high levels of Testosterone.
Kimbo Slice became an internet sensation before becoming a professional fighter by stepping into the cage, his success came on the streets of Miami where he would challenge anyone to a street fight and became known as the online king of bare knuckle street fighting in the early and mid-2000’s.
The hard hitting Slice soon become loved in the MMA community after having fought for the UFC and being a contestant in the Ultimate Fighter and was currently signed under Bellator MMA as one of their headliners.
We battled inside the cage, warrior vs warrior. Outside the cage, we have loved ones. REST IN PEACE KIMBO SLICE. May God Watch Over You.
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) June 7, 2016
The MMA community is truly devastated by the loss of Ferguson and was described as a professional family man by his friends.
Slice was scheduled to headline Bellator 158 on July 16th in London.