Kimbo Slice: MMA Fighter Dies at Age 42, Bellator MMA President Confirms

Kimbo Slice — real name Kevin Ferguson was pronounced dead June 6th 2016 at the age of 42.

According to records Kimbo Slice was hospitalized early Monday morning for unknown reasons. He passed away a short time later.

Details surrounding Kimbo’s death are unclear, though The CEO of Bellator MMA had some words to share regarding Kimbo.

“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.”

For those who do not know Kimbo Slice’s history he was an excellent backyard brawler who put on a show as well as backing up his tough image. Though Kimbo’s last fight in the ring was victorious it ended up being overturned due to Kimbo Slice testing positive for a banned steroid. We have no word as to whether or not Kimbo’s death was related to steroids quite yet. It is such a tragedy that we are losing so many great people this year.

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