|Kimbo Slice Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1974|
|Date of Death||June 6, 2016|
Kimbo Slice was a Bahamian mixed martial artist, boxer, professional wrestler, and occasional actor who gained popularity for the mutual combat street fights which were spread across the Internet. In 2007, he signed a professional contract with EliteXC after leaving the underground fighting scene. Kimbo Slice competed with Houston Alexander in his UFC debut in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale and emerged as the winner. Slice had also appeared in a handful of movies including The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Blood and Bone, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, Dawg Fight, and Circle of Pain.
He was born on February 8, 1974.
On June 6, 2016, Kimbo Slice died of heart failure at the age of 42 in Margate, Florida, United States.
He resided in Coral Springs, Florida, United States.
Kimbo Slice studied at Bel-Air Elementary School before attending Cutler Ridge Middle School and Richmond Heights Middle School. He then got enrolled at the Miami Palmetto High School, where he was the star middle linebacker.
Afterward, Kimbo Slice joined both Bethune-Cookman University and the University of Miami, where he held an athletic scholarship and studied criminal justice.
Mixed Martial Artist, Boxer, Professional Wrestler, Occasional Actor
- Mother – Rosemary Clarke
- Siblings – Devon (Brother), Renea (Sister)
- Others – Rhadi Ferguson (Cousin) (American mixed martial arts trainer, strength and conditioning coach, motivational speaker, and a black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu)
He was managed by Mike Imber, his high school friend.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
102 kg or 225 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kimbo Slice had dated –
- L. Shontae Ferguson – He got married to L. Shontae Ferguson in May 1994.
Note – He had 5 biological children: 3 sons, Kevin Jr., who is also a mixed martial artist, Kevin II, and Kevlar, along with 2 daughters, Kevina and Kassandra. He also had 2 stepdaughters Rae’Chelle (by his first wife Shontae) and Kiara. Moreover, he enjoyed the company of his grandsons K3 and JuJu (Akieno) while his 3rd grandson Kimbo-Legacy and his granddaughter Isis were both born after his death. Kimbo was engaged to his long-time girlfriend at the time of his death.
Race / Ethnicity
He was of African-Bahamian descent.
- Imposing physique
- Sported a beard
He appeared in a Nike commercial with LaDainian Tomlinson in 2008.
He appeared in an antivirus software advertisement called Caterpillar vs. Kimbo in 2009.
Kimbo Slice Facts
- He shifted to the United States at a young age and then grew up in Cutler Ridge, Florida.
- Reportedly, he got into his first fight at the age of 13 during his time at Bel-Air Elementary School as he tried to defend a friend.
- His house in Perrine, Florida was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and this forced him to live in his 1987 Nissan Pathfinder for a month.
- He had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins in 1997 and was part of the pre-season squad. However, he was unable to secure a spot on the first team.
- In 2008, he made his first film appearance as Bludge in the American Christmas comedy film, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
- He played the role of J.C., an inmate who is stabbed by Bone in an attempt to kill him at the beginning of the film, in the 2009 American martial arts film, Blood and Bone.
- Rolling Stone called him “The King of the Web Brawlers”.
- He was admitted to a hospital on June 5, 2016, and died on June 6 a short time later. Scott Coker, CEO of Bellator MMA, said: “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family.”
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