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MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Passes Away At 42, Cause Of Death Unknown

MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, who rose to fame thanks to his brutal fighting style and sudden appearance from obscurity, has passed away at the age of 42.

Slice was taken to a hospital near his home in Florida on Monday. Though the cause of death is not clear yet, the police have stated that there is no investigation underway and no foul play is suspected.

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Kimbo Slice had been fighting professionally since 2007.

Mike Imber, Slice’s manager, expressed his sorrow at the loss of his friend simply. He said, “We lost our brother today.”

Slice rose to notoriety from a simple upbringing. The Bahamian-born fighter was a former football player and bouncer whose street brawling gained popularity on YouTube. He began fighting in unsanctioned events in 2003, and his prowess caught the attention of some MMA big shots.

Slice started studying MMA aggressively and rose to compete in fights with the UFC and Bellator.

Slice acknowledged that he was new to the game with a lot to learn about discipline. In a 2010 interview, he stated, “The guys who are holding the titles, heavyweight and light heavyweight, these guys are awesome. I’m really just having happy days in the midst. Being among them, fighting on the undercards, just contributing to the UFC and the sport,” he said.

He continued, “That’s really what I want to do. I’m not looking ahead to winning a title or anything like that. I’m just enjoying each fight as it comes.”

Read more to check out one of Kimbo Slice’s backyard brawls:

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