Kevin Ferguson, who was known as Kimbo Slice, dies at the age of 42. No words were said on the death cause of Kimbo. He was hospitalized on Monday in Margate, Florida. The reason is not disclosed to the public. Coral Springs police were sent to the residence of Kimbo to avoid any possible outside his home.
Early life of Kimbo:
His birth name was Kevin Ferguson. He was born on 8th February 1974, in Nassau, Bahamas. But he moved to Florida when he was a kid. There he went to an elementary school named Bel-Air where he had the first fight of his life in defending a friend at the age of 13. He was the star middle linebacker at Miami Palmetto High School. He went to Bethune-Cookman University and the University of Miami where studies criminal justice by securing an athletic scholarship. Slice is the only popular web searched person who was born in the Bahamas.
Early Career of Kimbo:
He worked in a strip club as a bouncer and after that, he used to work for a pornography firm as a Limousine driver and as a bodyguard. His fighting career begins in 2003 as a street fighter. Kimbo’s first taped fight was against a man Big D, and he left a cut on his right eye. After this fight the internet fans called him Slice and he got famous as Kimbo Slice. The only taped fight that he lost was a Boston police officer named Sean Gannon. Sean was MMA trained. They both got the spotlight of MMA after this fight.
Kimbo’s MMA Career:
He started his martial art career in 2005 and was trained by David Avellan and Marcos Avellan at the Freestyle Fighting Academy. Firstly he was trained for dirty boxing using elbows and knuckles, and afterward, he develops an interest in MMA fighting. His MMA debut was in 2007 against Ray Mercer, who was a WBO heavyweight champion. Slice won his first MMA fight by defeating Mercer in the first round. He made his debut in Elite XC in November 2007 where his opponent was Bo Cantrell. He won the fight in 19 seconds by defeating Cantrell.
Kimbo in UFC:
After Elite XC had folded, Kimbo progressed onto the UFC. He moved there via the reality show known as The Ultimate Fighter. Kimbo lost the fights rapidly, but the show had record ratings as CBS had when he was with Elite XC. The UFC carried Kimbo on the main list. Wherever he went, he was the rating star.
Slice beat Houston Alexander in 2009 in his debut at UFC through agreed decision. His next fight was against Matt Mitrione, and he lost it by second round TKO, and afterwards, he was released.
Most recently Slice competed with Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 in February. He won the fight, but the decision was overturned as Steroids were found in his blood after the test. His was going to have a rematch against James Thompson on 16th July 2016.
The CEO of Bellator MMA, Scott said of his death in a statement “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family.”
He was a great fighter, a boxer, and an MMA and everyone is utterly saddened and shocked by his death.