FLORIDA - Bellator MMA has announced that mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at age 42. Bellator president Scott Coker said:
"We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family."
Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) was a former backyard brawler who rose to fame with the popularity of his street fights on websites like YouTube before joining Bellator MMA. Kimbo Slice fought as a heavyweight at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds.
According to ESPN Kimbo Slice had been hospitalized earlier Monday for undisclosed reasons in South Florida. There was no word on the cause of Slice's death.