The legendary boxer Mike Tyson recently claimed that he was there when late Bellator fighter Kimbo Slice breathed his last. Slice had passed away on June 6 back in 2016 due to heart failure. It was later revealed that Slice had a mass on his liver. Slice was 42 years old. Tyson Fury Leaks ‘Depressing’ Deontay Wilder Photo
During a recent edition of his Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson said he was present when Slice died (via Essentially Sports).
“I was there when he died. I was at that fight and where was that fight, Virginia, I was there when he died. He fought his bodyguard. Well, he died in the hospital but I could say the way he was. Look it was just really scary.”
Slice whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, gained popularity through video clips of his street fights. He soon transitioned to the national level and competed on the CBS network under EliteXC. Slice won the first three fights of his pro-MMA career, all via KO or TKO. His first loss was against Seth Petruzelli when he suffered a TKO loss in 14 seconds.
After EliteXC went out of business, Slice had joined The Ultimate Fighter, losing to Roy Nelson via second-round TKO. UFC eventually signed up Slice, who defeated Houston Alexander in his official UFC debut but lost to Matt Mitrione.