Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Kimbo Slice Dead At Age 42 (Updated)

The MMA world has reportedly lost one of its’ most colorful characters, as brawler and former internet viral sensation Kevin Ferguson, a.k.a. Kimbo Slice, has died at age 42.

After the news broke late Monday evening via TMZ.com that Kimbo Slice was hospitalized due to unknown reasons, but that the “situation does not look good,” the official Twitter page of the American Top Team, which Kimbo was a member of, issued the following:

Rest In Peace to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.

UPDATE: The official Twitter accounts of World Series of Fighting and Jorge Masvidal, who used to fight in backyard street fights like Kimbo did in the past, have also reported on Kimbo’s reported passing.

UPDATE #2: Local news outlets are starting to report the news of Kimbo’s passing now as well.

UPDATE #3: Marc Ramondi of MMAFighting.com is now also reporting the news via Ariel Helwani.

UPDATE #4: Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has issued a statement on the passing of Kimbo Slice. You can read it by clicking here.

UPDATE #5: Tons of fighters and MMA personalities react to the passing of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. Click here to view a collection of tweets from fighters and others reacting to the news.

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