Back in February, Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 fought under the Bellator MMA banner at Bellator 149. The bout was a highly anticipated matchup between two men who earned their stripes through bareknuckle boxing. Leading up to the fight there was no shortage of trash talk between the two enemies.
While their fight ended up being an infamous one, Dada5000 found himself hospitalized after the bout after going into cardiac arrest due to kidney failure. Ultimately Slice’s win was overturned and changed to a ‘no contest’ after he tested positive for Nandrolone, and the pair went their separate ways, with Dada5000 making a full recovery. Earlier this week however tragic news surfaced that Slice had passed away from heart failure.
In the wake of the news of Slice’s passing, Dada5000 took to social media to pay tribute to his former rival.
This is a tribute to The Life and Legacy of Kevin Anthony Ferguson also known to the World as (Kimbo Slice). A homegoing celebration (NOT OF HIS DEATH) but of his life! GOD Linded him to us and to the world for 42 years and he inspired a movement that captivated a nation and for that I was inspired and will forever be grateful. Because if it wasn't For Kimbo Slice! There would not be a Dada 5000! Sure we had our Differences and before we Fought I for gave him for every one of them. Kimbo Slice was and will be forever known for his epic and ferocious battles in the backyard that led him to National and international stardom. he is the true definition of a warrior a Husband and a Father, a son, a brother, a uncle and a cousin. That was taken way to soon! So my deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to his grieving family during these tough times. May GOD continue to bless and be with you all. Kevin although God may have called you home! you inspired me also a nation to believe and Achieve greatness and that anything is possible. At that Kevin Anthony "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson! (Job well done) You Showed the World that a guy from the Back yard circuit Can make it in Professional Sports. And may your sole rest in Peace For ever! amongst the Lord Amen.#DADA5OOO #ripkimboslice#Worrior#MadeHistory #Legend#History#Perrine#DatPart
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