Mixed martial artist Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice, died Monday night after reports circulated that he had been hospitalized in Florida, Bellator MMA confirmed. He was 42.
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The cause of death was not yet announced.
Fans and friends paid tribute to the professional fighter on social media.
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