Street and MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dead at 42


Street and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42, TMZ Sports confirmed yesterday.

TMZ reports:

Slice was hospitalized early Monday near his home in Coral Springs, FL. He passed away a short time later. The CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed the news … saying, “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating 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.”

The outlet notes, “Back in 2003, Slice became an Internet sensation for his backyard fighting videos — destroying several opponents in unsanctioned street fights. He later signed a deal to fight in the UFC.”

Read more on Kimbo Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, and his obituary at TMZ Sports.

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