Earlier this month, tragic news emerged that famed YouTube brawler and Mixed Martial Artist Kimbo Slice had passed away from heart failure in Florida at the age of 42.
Understandably, the combat sports community was devastated about the loss of Slice, and many members of the MMA community began paying tribute to Slice.
Interestingly, an old interview of Slice prior to his final UFC fight has resurfaced, in which he tells the world how he wants to be remembered.
MMAWeekly has the quotes:
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“If they look at me, I just want anyone to realize that I”m a family man. I’ve got kids to take care of, and the UFC gave me that opportunity. At the same time, I get to knock people out and get paid for it,” he said.
“I’m just trying to do my thing, and be the best at it, You know what I’m saying? When I, God forbid, but when I rest in peace, I just want people to say that guy evolved. I evolved from a knucklehead in the backyards of the hood in Miami to the mainstream and the elite of mixed martial arts, and did pretty good at it.”
“I made sacrifices. I made commitment. And it gave the kids something to look forward to. You gotta make sacrifices, commitment, listen to your trainers and you too can follow in those footsteps,”