According to sources, MMA/Bellator fighter Kimbo Slice whose real name is Kevin Ferguson has passed away at the age of 42 from heart failure. TMZ reported that Kimbo was admitted into a hospital near his home in Coral Springs, FL in critical condition.
Most known for his street fight videos which became an instant hit, Kimbo rose to the top as an internet sensation. Kimbo last fought at Bellator 149 back in February and defeated Dada 5000.
Our prayers go out to Kimbo’s family.
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— LongShot Sports (@LongShotTweets) June 7, 2016
— MagicMan 5X Champ (@AntonioTarver) June 7, 2016
RIP Kimbo Slice, those old street fight videos used to give me hours of entertainment
— Lux (@Callux) June 7, 2016
We lost a very passionate and caring person in @KimboSlice …..don’t let the image fool you.
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) June 7, 2016