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Short Info

Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1974
DiedJune 6, 2016, Margate, Florida, United States
FactHas six children all of which begin with the letter K.



Kevin Ferguson was a mixed martial artist (MMA), professional wrestler, boxer, and actor, best known for finding popularity through mutual combat street fights before finding his career in mixed martial arts. He holds a professional mixed martial records of 5-2 (1) and also has a boxing record of 7-0. In 2016, the MMA world was shocked at his sudden passing.

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Wealth Built Through Fighting

How rich was Kimbo Slice? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through success in his numerous endeavors. His popularity allowed him to take part in numerous interests and he also had roles in various films. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth before his passing.

Underground Fighting, UFC, and Beyond

Kimbo was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on 6 February 1974, but at a young age his family moved to Cutler Ridge, Florida, USA. At the age of 13, he was involved in his first fight when he tried to defend a friend. He later attended Miami Palmetto High School where he played for the school’s American Football team as a middle linebacker. After matriculating, he attended Bethune-Cookman University before moving to the University of Miami under an athletic scholarship, and studying criminal justice but didn’t graduate, instead having a tryout with the Miami Dolphins football team, but was unsuccessful.

He then went to work as a bouncer in a strip club, until he was offered a job working as a bodyguard and limousine driver by a high school friend. He also worked for the Miami-based pornography production company Reality Kings, and would maintain close ties with the company for the rest of his life. In 2003, he began his career in mutual combat street fights, unsanctioned but videos of which were posted on the internet. In his first fight, his opponent suffered a large cut over his right eye, which led internet fans to call Kimbo “Slice”, leading to his eventual name of popularity – Kimbo Slice.

In 2005 he started training in martial arts at the Freestyle Fighting Academy under David Avellan, initially for street boxing and focusing on specific techniques, before developing an interest in MMA, which eventually led him to make his MMA debut against Ray Mercer in 2007 at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5. He would win via a guillotine choke in the first round, and would then sign with the promotion EliteXC to make his professional MMA debut against Bo Cantrell, who he defeated in 19 seconds.

His next fight would be against Tank Abbott, winning quickly in the first round at EliteXC: Street Certified. He continued fighting for EliteXC, and had some controversial wins during his time there. He was then defeated by Seth Petruzelli who won via TKO in the first 14 seconds of the first round, which was also controversial, and many believe that it was that fight that eventually set EliteXC to bankruptcy in 2008, as Kimbo was paid $500,000. Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White then offered Slice to be a part of his company only if he joined “The Ultimate Fighter” television show. There was an agreement leading to the creation of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights”. He would eventually win the competition, fighting Houston Alexander in 2009, and winning via a back suplex which tipped the scorecards in his favor. In 2010, he had his last fight in the UFC against Matt Mitrione, which he lost.

Kimbo then went on to state his intentions to fight as a professional boxer, and would go on to win seven matches in the next three years. He also tried his hand at professional wrestling, and was set to fight against former sumo wrestler Shinichi Suzukawa, however, he dropped out of the fight after being injured during practice. He also made his official acting debut in a Nickelodeon holiday special entitled “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh”.

In 2015, Kimbo signed with Bellator MMA, and won against Ken Shamrock. His last fight in Bellator MMA was against Dada 5000 which he won via TKO during the third round. However, the decision was overturned when it was reported that he failed a drug test which found the anabolic steroid nandrolone in his system. He was then set to fight against Scott Coker but the fight was discontinued due to his passing.

The Death of Slice

In June 2016, he was admitted to a hospital near his home in Coral Springs, Florida. It was there that it was discovered that there was a mass on his liver, and he died of heart failure shortly afterwards. Bellator MMA issued a statement after his death, expressing shock at his sudden demise. He left behind six children, and was engaged to a long-time girlfriend at the time of his passing.

General Info

Full NameKimbo Slice
Net Worth$1 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1974
DiedJune 6, 2016, Margate, Florida, United States
Height1.88 m
Weight106 kg
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Actor, Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
EducationBethune-Cookman University, University of Miami

Family

ChildrenKassandra Ferguson, Kevin Ferguson Jr., Kevina Ferguson, Kevlar Ferguson, Kevin Ferguson II, Kiara Ferguson
ParentsRosemary Clarke

Accomplishments

MoviesThe Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Circle of Pain, Locked Down, Blood and Bone, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh
TV ShowsE:60

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Quotes

#Quote
1Your mind, your heart, and your balls gotta be in one accord.
2A bird can fly as high as it wants but it eventually has to come down to earth and get some water... and when it comes down to get that water that's when you strike.

Facts

#Fact
1Born in the Bahamas but grew up in Miami, Florida. He was a star defensive football player for Miami Palmetto High School and won a scholarship to University of Miami but never played football there.
2Has six children all of which begin with the letter K.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Motherfucker2015ShortThe Motherfucker
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption2012VideoZulu Kondo
Locked Down2010King (as Kimbo Slice)
Circle of Pain2010VideoReg (as Kimbo Slice)
Blood and Bone2009JC (as Kimbo Slice)
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh2008TV MovieBludge

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Motherfucker2015Short stunt coordinator

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bellator MMA Live2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock2015TV MovieHimself
3 Rounds With2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 22010TV SpecialHimself
David Blaine: What Is Magic?2010TV MovieHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (as Kimbo Slice)
The Ultimate Fighter2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
FightZone Presents2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
EliteXC Saturday Night Fights2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Pardon the Interruption2008TV SeriesHimself
Inside MMA2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Guest
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2008TV Special
Elite XC2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
E:602007TV SeriesHimself
ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2008-2009TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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