MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies From Reported Heart Attack At Age 42


Days after the passing of the legendary Muhammad Ali, the sports world is mourning yet another loss.

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Mixed Martial Arts fighter Kimbo Slice reportedly died from a heart attack Monday (June 6) after being hospitalized in Florida. He was 42.

“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” Bellator MMA’s CEO said in a statement to TMZ Sports.  “One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”

According to TMZ, Slice’s condition was “dire” when he was rushed to a hospital near his Coral Springs, Fla. home earlier today. His exact cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Born in the Bahamas, Slice moved to the U.S. as a child and would became an Internet star thanks to his infamous YouTube fight videos.

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Slice, whose birth name is Kevin Ferguson, made his MMA debut in 2007. He was billed to fight James Thompson at Bellator 158 in London, next month.

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