Kimbo Slice’s son set to make MMA debut

The oldest sign of late mixed martial arts fighter and street brawling legend Kimbo Slice is set to make his professional MMA debut next month. Kevin Ferguson Jr., who had his first amateur fight in March and defeated his opponent in 83 seconds, will fight on the undercard at Bellator MMA 160 in California on Aug. 26. He told The Associated Press on Monday that he grew up around...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Cause Of Death For 42-Year-Old Fighting Legend Kimbo Slice Revealed

The cause of death for fighting legend Kimbo Slice, who passed away late Monday evening, has been revealed.  Slice, who died at the age of 42 at a South Florida hospital, was reportedly awaiting a heart transplant, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Coral Springs-based fighter, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, had been diagnosed with heart failure and was awaiting a transplant...
Via College Spun
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice helped mixed martial arts go mainstream

Earlier this week, the sports world learned about the loss of another transformational figure in combat sports. Kevin Ferguson, otherwise known as Kimbo Slice, passed away at the age of 42 due to heart failure. Ferguson was set to fight in July against James Thompson, who he previously fought and beat in the first MMA fight card ever televised on broadcast television. Ferguson’s...
Via Awful Announcing
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice Reportedly Needed Heart Transplant, Was Told Days Before Death

More light has been shed on Kimbo Slice’s dire situation in the days leading up to his death. The mixed martial artist was admitted to Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Fla., on June 3 with abdominal pain, shortness of breath and nausea, The Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday, citing a medical report. The medical report says Slice needed a heart transplant after he was diagnosed...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice was recently told he needed a heart transplant

A few days prior to his tragic death on Monday night, Kimbo Slice was admitted to a hospital with multiple health problems, and he was told he needed a heart transplant. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday evening that Kimbo, real name Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in South Florida last Friday with abdominal pain, shortness of breath and nausea. He was found...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Kimbo Slice’s Last Fight, Four Months Before His Shocking Death

Kimbo Slice died Monday night at age 42, making his Feb. 19 fight against Dada 5000 at Bellator 148 his last. Slice, known for his savage knockouts in the street-fighting circuit and later MMA, didn’t exactly clobber Dada 500, who collapsed from exhaustion and reportedly had his heart stop after the bout in Houston. The fight, originally declared a TKO for Slice, later was changed...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice dies of heart failure

Fighting legend Kimbo Slice has passed away due to heart failure, according to his team, American Top Team. He was 42.  According to multiple reports, Slice was rushed to the hospital in Florida earlier today and was in what was described as a “dire” situation late this evening. Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, was reportedly taken to Northwest Medical Center near...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice hospitalized, situation "does not look good"

Kimbo Slice was hospitalized in South Florida on Monday, and one report is calling his situation “dire.” Law enforcement told ESPN and TMZ Sports that the mixed martial artist, whose birth name is Kevin Ferguson, was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. And his situation “does not look good,” sources told TMZ Sports. The 42-year-old made a name for himself online with...
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dada 5000 claims he ‘died’ during fight against Kimbo Slice

Dada 5000 claims he was revived from the dead after his fight against Kimbo Slice nearly two months ago. In an Instagram post on Wednesday that he later deleted, the MMA fighter, whose real name is Dhafir Harris, said he suffered two heart attacks during his loss to Slice and “died.” .@ScottHarrisMMA I got you — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) April...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dada 5000 hospitalized, heart stopped after loss to Kimbo Slice

Dada 5000’s embarrassing effort against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in Houston on Friday night suddenly has a sobering twist as we’ve learned the fighter was in critical care at the hospital afterwards. MMA reporter Jeremy Botter says Dada, whose real name is Dhafir Harris, had to be placed on a ventilator and his heart stopped at some point after the fight. BREAKING: Multiple...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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