After gaining viral internet fame at a time when the phenomenon was still relatively new, Slice studied MMA and eventually competed for several promotions, including the UFC and Bellator, which staged his two most recent fights.While he went only 5-2 and never won a championship belt, the personable Slice became one of MMA’s best-known figures, attracting large television audiences and crowds to his growing sport.“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice,” Coker said.“One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.Ryan Reynolds gets big films, but this guy can't?“We lost our brother today,” Imber said in a text message to The Associated Press. Kmiotek said there is no active police investigation, and no foul play is suspected.
Videos of his violent knockout victories in those bouts became wildly popular online, both for Slice’s raw punching power and his distinctive, intimidating appearance.
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Slice’s death also was confirmed by Scott Coker, the CEO of Bellator, which promoted his return to MMA last year after a five-year absence.
Slice beat Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris with a third-round knockout in February at Bellator 149 in Houston, but the result was overturned after Slice tested positive for steroid use.
Slice also fought at UFC 113 in Montreal, losing to Matt Mitrione before taking his five-year break from MMA.