The news of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson’s unexpected death has been grieved throughout a shocked MMA community since. One of the fighters who were more directly affected by the news was Jorge Masvidal, whose connections to Slice extended beyond their common (…)
Mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice was hospitalized on Monday near his home in South Florida for an undisclosed reason. During his hospital stay, it was reported that his condition was poor. ESPN and other outlets have reported that Kimbo Slice has passed away at the age of 42.
“I don't think it's a secret that Kimbo Slice brings the fight. Everything I know about him and respect about him is that when he gets in the ring, he brings it. I don't think there's any question about what kind of fight this is going to be,” said the mixed martial arts pioneer.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement, calling Slice “a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”