Kimbo Slice Passes Away During Hospital Stay

Kimbo Slice Passes Away During Hospital Stay

Sad news out of Florida late Monday night, as former UFC Heavyweight and internet street fighting sensation Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42.

Slice, who’s real name is Kevin Ferguson, was admitted to the hospital near his home in Coral Springs for an undisclosed reason early Monday afternoon.

TMZ broke the story and stated that Slice’s situation was “dire.” Ariel Helwani later tweeted out a confirmation of Slice’s condition:

At a little after 10 p.m. Miami time, Ferguson’s fight team, American Top Team, tweeted that Kimbo had passed away in the hospital due to the aforementioned undisclosed reason.

Slice had a record of 5-2 with one no contest in his career, with the no contest coming in his final fight, the infamous fight against his friend Dada 5000 that ended when Dada suffered heart failure and collapsed. Slice tested positive for nandrolone, a steroid, and elevated testosterone levels after the fight, leading to the win for Slice being turned to a no contest.

Former opponents Ken Shamrock and Roy Nelson have already expressed their condolences:

Slice is survived by his 6 children and his longtime girlfriend Antoinette.



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