Last week, the sad news was revealed that Kimbo Slice had passed away at the young age of 42 from heart failure. The news shocked fight fans everywhere and there was an outpouring of emotion and support in the days following the tragic news.
Now, in some slightly lighter news, we can all smile knowing that the 'Slice' name is being carried on in mixed martial arts. While Kimbo will sadly never grace an octagon again, his son - Kevin Ferguson Jr. - is flying the flag for the family.
'Baby Slice', as he is known, had his first amateur MMA fight earlier this year, and the video is seriously impressive. Scroll down to watch the bout.
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Ferguson Jr needed just 83 seconds to record a monster knockout win over his opponent Tom Brink at Warrior Nation XFA XII. Brink had actually come into the fight with a winning record, but Slice put a very quick end to that.
Brink looked like he was fully knocked out after taking a huge hit to the jaw. You can watch the entirety of the fight below. The action starts at 1:25.
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As the son of the YouTube sensation, street fighting legend, and former UFC and Bellator MMA star, Baby Slice will undoubtedly be met with significant hype everywhere he fights, even as an amateur.
Time will tell if the new breed can eventually surpass his father's legacy, but he's certainly off to a good start.
Following his father's death, there were rumours that Baby Slice was going to appear on a Bellator card in honour of his dad. However, that won't be happening.
Interestingly, Kimbo Slice made his son go to college instead of having MMA fighting as his first option in life. Ferguson Jr studied photography at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco.
“No, no, he didn’t want me to do it,” he said to MMA Fighting. “He wanted me to go to school. That’s why I went to college. He told me to experience college first, and then if I’m not liking it or feeling it, then fine. But he said to never have MMA as my first option, school first.”
Good on Kimbo for pushing his son to education instead of fighting. Slice Sr has no doubt left a lasting legacy.
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