Following the news that former UFC fighter Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) passed away at age 42 late Monday evening, UFC has issued a statement.
UFC issued the following statement regarding Kimbo’s passing. Slice appeared on season ten of UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show, the highest rated season of the history of the show:
UFC is saddened to learn of the passing of Kevin Ferguson, known to fans around the world as Kimbo Slice.
Slice will forever be a part of UFC history as a contestant on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2009, and for having fought twice inside the Octagon at The Ultimate Fighter Finale and UFC 113. He carried himself as a true professional during his time in our organization.
While he will never be forgotten for his fighting style and transcendent image, Slice will also be remembered for his warm personality and commitment to his family and friends.
UFC offers its sincere condolences to Slice’s family, friends and teammates at American Top Team.
UFC also posted a tribute article on Kimbo Slice on their official website. You can check that out at UFC.com.