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Fan favourite MMA fighter andBellator heavyweight, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has passed away at the all too young age of 42.
He was hospitalised after being reported in a “dire” state. Hesubsequently died in his home state of Florida.
At this point, his cause of death is unclear.
Kimbo Slice’s gym,American Top Team, posted their owneulogy to him on Twitter upon hearing the news…
Scott Coker, president of Bellator,released a statement following Ferguson’s passing:
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family.
One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.
Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo’s friends, fans, and teammates.”
It’s truly awful news and our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
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