South Florida street fighting legend Kimbo Slice has died, MMA Bellator has confirmed.
Kimbo Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, was transported to the hospital near his Coral Springs home Monday, according to TMZ.
Slice reportedly died shortly after being hospitalized. American Top Team, an MMA academy, tweeted about his death: "The ATT Family and South Florida community lost a legend today. RIP Kimbo."
The ATT Family and South Florida community lost a legend today. RIP Kimbo. pic.twitter.com/sjs8ctyJMd
— American Top Team (@AmericanTopTeam) June 7, 2016
It's been more than a decade since Slice became an Internet sensation with his backyard fighting videos. He later became an MMA fighter.
The 42-year-old last fought in February and won, but the result was overturned when he tested positive for steroids.
MMA Bellator, a promotion company, released the following statement after Slice's death:
"We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and 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 details surrounding Slice's death have not been released, but there are reports he died after having a heart attack.
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