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Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson), who will fight in the main event of the first mixed martial arts card

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Beloved MMA fighter Kimbo Slice is dead after being rushed to the hospital on Monday. The details surrounding his untimely death are limited.

Kimbo rose to fame using his bare knuckles to pound his competition in street fights that garnered millions of views on Youtube.

In a statement from Scott Coker, Kimbo is remembered by his Bellator team as “gentle giant” with a “charismatic” with a “larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”

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.

Kimbo won his last fight against Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 in February, but the decision was overturned after Kimbo reportedly tested positive for steroids.

Our prayers are with the family at this heartbreaking time.

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