Kimbo Slice Biography

Updated On Feb 03, 2019 Published On Jun 01, 2017
Facts of Kimbo Slice
Date of Birth: 1974 , February-8
Date of Death: 2016 , June-6
Birth Nation: Bahamas
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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Kevin Ferguson, who was professionally known as Kimbo Slice was Bahamian-American mixed martial artist, actor, boxer, and professional wrestler. Kimbo was known for mutual combat street fights where he was called as The King of the Web Brawlers.

Kimbo Slice's Early Life and Education

Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice was an American boxer, mixed martial artist, and occasional actor. He was born on February 8, 1974, in Nassau Bahamas, to the mother Rosemary Clarke. Regarding his nationality, he is Bahamian and belongs to black ethnicity.

Kevin was born in the Bahamas and moved to the United States as a child. There, he enrolled at Bel-Air Elementary School before joining to Cutler Ridge Middle School. Kevin then joined the Richmond Heights Middle School and Miami Palmetto High School. Likewise, at Miami Palmetto, he played football at the position of middle linebacker.

Kimbo Slice's Career

After completing Kimbo Slice's education from the Miami, he joined both the Bethune-Cookman University and the University of Miami with an athletic scholarship. In that respect, he tried for American football franchise, Miami Dolphins but was not able to secure a spot on the first team. 

Talented Kevin Ferguson first started working as a bouncer at a strip club. Then he began working as a limousine driver and bodyguard for RK Netmedia, the brand of RK media or Reality Kings which is based on Miami hardcore pornography production and promotion.

Afterward, Kevin began his career as a mutual combat street fighter where he was named, Kimbo. He became popular as Slice after fighting against, Big D Ferguson, at the same period, Kimbo fought several matches with different street fighters.

However, he quit street fighting and signed a contract for professional battle with EliteXC after gaining some training from Mixed Martial Arts.

Kimbo Slice is one of the gifted fighters of his generation. His incredible fighting styles covered wide attention all over the world. As of now, he fought in several matches, and besides that, he also appeared in professional wrestling as well as in filmography too. 

Kimbo Slice's Personal Life

Moving towards Kimbo Slice's personal life, he was engaged to his girlfriend, Antionette Ray after dating for a long time.

He had six children; three sons; Kevin Ferguson II, Kevlar Ferguson, Kevin Furguson Jr, and three daughters; Kiara Ferguson, Kassandra Ferguson, and Kevina Ferguson respectively.

Kimbo Slice's Death

Talented and hardworking fighter, Kimbo died by heart and liver problems, after his death all the professional fighting world went to deep sadness.

Back on June 5, 2016, Kimbo was admitted to hospital and passed on the same day.

Kimbo Slice's Net Worth

As a fighter, Kimbo earned a tremendous amount of salary. Kimbo Slice's net worth was reported to be around $500 thousand during the time of his death. Kimbo lived a lavish lifestyle.

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Born in Nassau, Bahamas

February 8 , 1974

Kevin Ferguson who is popularly known as Kimbo Slice is an American Boxer, mixed martial artist, and occasional actor. He was born on Feb 8, 1974, in Nassau, Bahamas, to the mother, Rosemary Clarke. 

Died because of Heart failure and liver diagnosed

June 6 , 2016

Talented and hardworking fighter, Kimbo Slice died, due to heart and liver health problem on June 6, 2016. Before his death, he was admitted to a hospital in Coral Springs, Florida. 

Tried out for football club Miami Dolphins

1997

Kimbo Slice enrolled in both Bethune Cookman University and the University of Miami with the scholarship in athletic. Likewise, in 1997, he tried for American football franchise, Miami Dolphins, however, was not able to secure a spot on the First team. 

Joined EliteXC

October 11 , 2007

Kimbo Slice joined the mixed martial arts event EliteXC as a member of  American entertainment and media company, ProElite, the company announced about Kimbo's debut on October 11, 2007. His first fight in EliteXC was on November 10, 2007, against Mike Bourke.  

fought against professional fighter Tank Abbott

February 16 , 2008

Kimbo fought against the professional fighter Tank Abbott, on February 16, 2008, in the main event of EliteXC: Street Certified. In that respect, he won Tank by Knock Out just in 43 seconds.  

made debut on Ultimate Fighting Championship

June 1 , 2009

After fighting for EliteXC, Kimbo decided to join Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on June 1, 2009. where Slice became the number one pick for Rampage and the second pick overall. 

Kimbo's Net Worth

2017

Devoted and skilled, Kevin Ferguson had earned good amount of money by his fighting professions. His estimated net worth was $500 thousand. Sadly he is not with us today, however, he will always live in our heart.