Kimbo Slice - MMA Legend Passes Away
posted Jun 07 2016, 09:48AM
story by David Loret
posted in UFC/MMA, News

Street fighter turned MMA Icon died last night in South Florida.

It is with great sadness that we have learned here at IBN Sports Wrap that Kimbo Slice died last night.

Stricken with heart failure on Monday in his South Florida home and taken to Fort Lauderdale's Northwest Medical Center, Kimbo didn't survive. 

Starting as a local street fighter who got nationwide attention thanks to youtube videos, Kimbo turned to MMA, signing with Elite XC and headlined the first MMA event ever aired in primetime on a major American network television with his first fight against James Thompson. Slice was also a former UFC fighter (part of the season 10 of the Ultimate Fighter) and a current Bellator fighter scheduled to face James Thompson again in London on July 16th. Kimbo was considered one of the biggest draw of the sport both in Elite XC and Bellator. His last fight and win against Dhafir "Dada 5000" Harris was overturned due to a failed drug test.

He was 42.

David Loret
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