Born In: Nassau, Bahamas
Kevin Ferguson, popularly known as Kimbo Slice, was an American mixed martial artist, boxer, wrestler, as well as actor. Owing to his mutual combat street fights which were shared across the internet, he gained immense popularity and the name ‘The King of Web Brawlers’. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Slice did various jobs during the early years of his life, including that of a nightclub bouncer, limousine driver, and a bodyguard. Later, when he was around the age of thirty, he developed an interest in Mixed Martial Arts. Slice made his MMA debut against Ray Mercer, a former WBO Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist. After Slice emerged victorious, defeating the latter in the first round with a Guillotine Choke, he started gaining popularity. Once he became known as a prominent MMA fighter a few years later, he also made his debut in boxing and wrestling. Slice had also acted in a few films such as ‘Blood and Bone’, and ‘Circle of Pain’. His successful career was tragically short-lived as he passed away at the age of 42 due to heart failure.
Also Known As: Kevin Ferguson
Died At Age: 42
Spouse/Ex-: Antionette Ray
mother: Rosemary Clarke
siblings: Devon, Renea
children: Kassandra Ferguson, Kevin Ferguson II, Kevin Ferguson Jr., Kevina Ferguson, Kevlar Ferguson, Kiara Ferguson
Born Country: Bahamas
place of death: Margate, Florida, United States
Notable Alumni: Miami Palmetto High School, Bethune-Cookman University, Heights Middle School, Cutler Ridge Middle School
Cause of Death: Heart Failure
Ancestry: Bahamian American
City: Nassau, Bahamas
education: University Of Miami, Bethune-Cookman University, Miami Palmetto High School, Heights Middle School, Cutler Ridge Middle School
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Kimbo Slice was born as Kevin Ferguson in Nassau, Bahamas on February 8, 1974. At a very early age, he moved to the US along with his family. He grew up along with his two brothers in Florida.
In 2005, after he developed a liking for MMA, he began his martial arts training at the Freestyle Fighting Academy. His first fight was against Ray Mercer, who was a former WBO Heavyweight Champion as well as an Olympic gold medalist boxer. The fight took place on June 23,, 2007, at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where Slice defeated Mercer in the first round with a Guillotine Choke.
The following year, Slice appeared at the ‘EliteXC: Street Certified’, where he fought Tank Abbot. Slice once again defeated his opponent and emerged victorious. Slowly, his fan base started growing.
After he achieved multiple other victories, he made the decision to compete in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He took part in the show ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights’. In his first fight of the show, Slice faced Roy Nelson, by whom he was defeated. Later, he faced Houston Alexander at the ‘Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale’. After a fierce fight, Slice emerged victorious through unanimous decision.
The following year, his fight against Dhafir Harris, popularly known as Dada 5000, gained massive attention, as the two were bitter rivals. Even though Slice won the fight after he knocked out Dada, it was later revealed that Slice had failed the pre-fight drug test, because of which the result of the match was changed to a no-contest.
Kimbo Slice played a supporting role in the action fantasy movie ‘The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption’. Directed by Roel Riene, the film continued the story of Mathayus, who after becoming the Scorpion King, sees his kingdom facing several calamities. The film starred Victor Webster, Bostin Christopher, Temuera Morrison, Kystal Vee, and Selina Lo alongside Kimbo Slice. The film was a commercial success. It received mostly mixed to negative reviews.
Kimbo Slice’s girlfriend was Antoinette Ray, whom he had dated for a very long time. Kimbo Slice had six children, including Kevin Ferguson . The two were planning to get married; however, Slice passed away before the marriage could take place.
On June 5, 2016, Slice was admitted to a hospital near his home. On June 6, 2016, he passed away due to heart failure.
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