CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.- Kevin ” Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, the MMA fighter who made a name for himself in online bare-knuckle fighting, died on Monday.
The cause of death is not immediately clear.
He was a signed with Bellator MMA and scheduled for a July fight.
The two Bellator events Slice competed in, Bellator 138 and Bellator 149, set new ratings records on Spike TV.
He had also fought in the UFC.
“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.”