Kimbo Slice Dead At Age 42
South Florida resident, famed MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has passed away after being hospitalized in South Florida.
American Top Team facility where Slice trained out of Coconut Creek, Florida tweeted this:
The ATT Family and South Florida community lost a legend today. RIP Kimbo.
Slice was 42.
Kevin Ferguson (born February 8, 1974), better known as Kimbo Slice, is a Bahamian-born American boxer, mixed martial artist, and occasional actor. He became famous for mutual combat street fights which were spread across the Internet, leading Rolling Stone to call him “The King of the Web Brawlers.”
Slice left the underground fighting scene and signed a professional contract with EliteXC in 2007. Slice competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, where he lost in his first fight to series winner Roy Nelson. In his UFC debut, Slice defeated Houston Alexander in the The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale. As of January 15, 2015, Slice has been under contract to Bellator MMA