Backyard brawler and internet sensation Kimbo Slice died on Monday at age 42…He was a backyard brawler that became a fairly accomplished MMA fighter and one thing is for certain, he became an internet sensation and he had the name…Videos of many of his backyard brawls became viral and he was all over the net, whether it be fighting in the back alley or in a backyard….He did not look the part of well-chiseled athlete, but he knew how to take care of his business….I remember him best for a Saturday night MMA fight that he was in and it was to be shown on the CBS television network and our local CBS affiliate chose not to air/show the fight and we wrote about how we were being denied the right to see the fight and the fact that it was a rip-off and low-and-behold our post shows up in the Los Angeles Times on-line web site….You just never know where you might show and Slice would put on a show, but he was a brawler….I liked this guy because he had a neat name and there was really nothing fancy about Slice, but he knew how to get his name out there on the net….
RIP Kimbo Slice and thanks for helping to get us in the LA Times, back in the day….
On the Death of Kimbo Slice from www.espn.com….
Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at age 42, Bellator MMA announced.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement, calling Slice “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,” Coker said. “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.”
Slice, birth name Kevin Ferguson, was a former backyard brawler and internet sensation. A heavyweight at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, he had a 5-2 professional record with four TKOs.
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