The world was taken aback on June 6, 2016, by the shocking death of the American mixed martial artist Kevin Fergusson, or better known as Kimbo Slice. He was noted for mutual combat street fights which were spread across the internet. He was called "The King of the Web Brawlers" by Rolling Stone.
Kimbo had an amazing career until his death, and he was able to amass a huge net worth, which in his absence will be inherited by 6 children and wife.
Before his untimely demise, Kimbo had accumulated a net worth of $500 thousand, which he earned out of his career in professional boxing, mixed martial arts and by landing minor roles in films.
kimbo used to work as a bouncer for a strip club until his friend and long-time manager Mike Imber offered him a job of a limousine driver and bodyguard for Reality Kings.
It was August 2010, when Slice announced his intention to become a professional career. He has appeared in 7 boxing matches and has converted every one of them into a win.
The table gives his career statistics as a professional boxer :
|Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales||2013-01-30||Shane Tilyard||WIN|
|Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma||2012-10-06||Howard Jones||WIN|
|Lucky Star Casino, Concho, Oklahoma||2012-05-12||Jesse Porter||WIN|
|O'Reilly Center, Springfield, Missouri||2012-03-24||Brian Green||WIN|
|Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma||2011-12-30||Charles Hackmann||WIN|
|Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska||2011-10-15||Tay Bledsoe||WIN|
|Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma||2011-08-13||James Wade||WIN|
The details of his earnings from the matches have not been disclosed.
In 2005, Kimbo started training for martial arts at the Freestyle Fighting Academy, where he eventually developed an interest in MMA. He has fought 8 matches in the octagon winning 5 out of them and losing 2, and one was held as a No Contest.
|Bellator 149||February 19, 2016||Dada 5000||NO CONTEST|
|Bellator 138||June 19, 2015||Ken Shamrock||WIN|
|UFC 113||May 8, 2010||Matt Mitrione||LOSS|
|Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale||December 5, 2009||Houston Alexander||WIN|
|EliteXC: Heat||October 4, 2008||Seth Petruzelli||LOSS|
|EliteXC: Primetime||May 31, 2008||James Thompson||WIN|
|EliteXC: Street Certified||February 16, 2008||Tank Abbott||WIN|
|EliteXC: Renegade||November 10, 2007||Bo Cantrell||
Unlike other MMA fighters, Kimbo slice has given no details of the money he has made out of his fights that add up to his net worth.
Kimbo Slice also made a few minor appearances in some of the Hollywood movies.
|Television||Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||2008||Bludge|
|Film||Blood and Bone||2009||J.C|
|Film||Circle of Pain||2010||Reg|
|Film||The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption||2012||Zulu Condo|
On June 5, 2016, Kimbo was admitted to a hospital near Coral Springs, Florida. After a short while, it was revealed that the boxer had died of heart failure.