According to a report by TMZ Sports, Kimbo Slice has been sent to the hospital and the situation is “dire.”
Slice, real name Kevin Ferguson, last fought for Bellator MMA earlier this year when he defeated “Dada 5000.” He is scheduled to return to action against James Thompson in London.
The report states that Slice was admitted to a hospital near his home, with no further details at this time.
Update: Tyler Cook, a training partner of Slice, posted on Facebook that he had passed away late Monday night. He mentioned it was his heart as the deciding factor.
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Update: Bellator MMA has confirmed that Slice has indeed passed away. He was 42 years old.