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Kimbo Slice’s Son To Follow Father’s Footsteps, Making MMA Debut At Bellator

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Kimbo Slice may have already passed, but his spirit will live on as his son, Kevin Ferguson Jr., joins Bellator.

Dubbed “Baby Slice,” the 24-year-old has already signed and set to debut in the cage at Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull on August 26. Although his opponent has yet to be picked, he was already signed to the MMA promotion before his father tragically died of congestive heart failure last June 6.

Ferguson Jr. has been training MMA for the past two years and had his first amateur fight in March, when he knocked out his opponent within 84 seconds. The bets are on for his upcoming first professional fight.

“I was always around the fight business and everything, so I saw it and I understood what was going on,” Ferguson told the Associated Press. “I just knew without a doubt that one day, this was what I wanted to do.”

As for how he’s dealing with the loss, Ferguson Jr. told reporters, “I won’t say I adjusted well or it didn’t bother me, but I was talking to him a few days before, so I understood what was going on.”

It was more of a shock to the world, put it like that. It was still a very big tragedy, but I got through it. I’m still getting through it. I won’t say I’m over it, but I’m working on it, I guess.”

Are you looking forward to seeing if Baby Slice is anything like his father in the cage?

Photo via Bellator

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