Bellator President Scott Coker’s statement on the death of Kimbo Slice

Tragic news hit late Monday when it became known that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, had died at the age of 42.

Slice was scheduled to fight at Bellator 158 in July in a rematch with James Thompson.

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker released the following statement following the news of Kimbo’s death:

“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family. One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was 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. 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.”

The MMA community all reacted differently via social media, but everyone that knew Kimbo personally all say that he was a very kind and caring individual.

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