Kimbo Slice was born February 8, 1974 in the Bahamas, Nassau. His birth name is Kevin Ferguson. However, he grew up and went to school in Cutler Ridge Florida. He was a foot ball player at his High School: Miami Palmetto High School and later, even tried out for the Miami Dolphins, though he didn’t quite make the team. I suppose this was not in the cards for Kimbo Slice.
After a year and a half of college he left and began working as a bouncer for a strip club. Later on he hooked up with his old friend, Mike Imber, also known as “Icey” and he offered him a job as a bodyguard for the company RK Metmedia. All these jobs, after all were suitable if not much too perfect for the stalky and well built, Kimbo Slice, though little did he know that his whole future would be a product of a back yard fight.
In 2003 Kimbo Slice fought for the first time on tape which quickly saturated the internet with tapes of back yard, street fighting fights. Kimbo Slice told TouchGloves.com: “The backyard was a location that was picked.” I suppose he meant it could have happened anywhere…Well, needless to say, that first back yard fight became epic, so much that he moved on to MMA Fighting.
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Since that first fight in the backyard until today, Mike Imber has managed Kimbo Slice’s career which in just a few years has flourished more than anyone including himself would have ever dreamed of. He became a YouTube sensation, MMA Fighter and now he’s a professional boxer with three wins and hopefully one on his way.
As well as being athletic, Kimbo Slice also has an acting streak, which has landed him a few film roles, the latest and biggest being on The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. Needless to say, the once bouncer, bodyguard and football player has come a long way and is very much successful in his current life and under the careful management of long time pal: Mike Imber.
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