Mixed martial artist, actor and street-fight superstar Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has passed away at the age of 42. Bellator MMA recently announced the news that has rocked the fighting community.
Details regarding Ferguson’s death have not been released. Although BBC reports that Kimbo died in a hospital near his home in Florida and no foul play is suspected. Ferguson rose to fame as a viral street-fight star, shocking viewers across the globe with his fierce stature and accurate, powerful striking.
Ferguson made his MMA debut in 2007 and won his UFC debut against Houston Alexander in 2009 after a rousing appearance on UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. After an up-and-down stint in the UFC, Ferguson moved on to Elite XC before continuing his MMA career with Bellator. In his final last bout, against Dada 5000, he won in classic Kimbo Slice style: a knockout.
Here’s some of the reactions from his colleagues across Twitter:
RIP Kimbo pic.twitter.com/Q4kZ4xhff8
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 7, 2016