Famed MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has passed away at the age of 42 on Monday (June 6) in Coral Springs, Fla.
Kimbo was hospitalized early Monday and unfortunately passed on a short while later according to TMZ, but no details surrounding his death have been released.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating 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 CEO of Bellator MMA said in a statment.
Kimbo last fought at Bellator 149 in February and won but his victory was overturned when he tested positive for a banned steroid.
Our thoughts are with Kimbo‘s friends and family during this difficult time.