Kimbo Slice Passes Away At 42

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In a shocking piece of news, TMZ reported earlier today that Kimbo Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) was hospitalized earlier today and they've now reported that he passed away late Monday night. The CEO of Bellator, quoted from the same TMZ report, confirmed his passing, saying:

"One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport... 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."

There are no details on his passing at the moment.

We last saw Kimbo Slice when he faced off against, and defeated, Dada 5000 at Bellator 149, before the result was overturned when Slice tested positive for a banned substance.

Our thoughts are with Ferguson's friends and family.

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