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UFC Releases Statement After Passing of Kimbo Slice

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The MMA world is reeling from the tragic and shocking news that Kimbo Slice has passed away at the age of 42.

The heavyweight died on Monday in Coral Gables, Florida, according to multiple reports. The fighter’s cause of death has yet to be determined.

Recently the UFC released the following statement regarding Slice’s death.

UFC is saddened to learn of the passing of Kevin Ferguson, known to fans around the world as Kimbo Slice.

Slice will forever be a part of UFC history as a contestant on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2009, and for having fought twice inside the Octagon at The Ultimate Fighter Finale and UFC 113. He carried himself as a true professional during his time in our organization.

While he will never be forgotten for his fighting style and transcendent image, Slice will also be remembered for his warm personality and commitment to his family and friends.

UFC offers its sincere condolences to Slice’s family, friends and teammates at American Top Team.

 The former street fighter made his professional MMA debut in 2007, and proceeded to go 5-2 competing for Elite XC, the UFC and most recently Bellator.

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