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Kimbo Slice's son 'Baby Slice' looks to continue father's legacy with Bellator debut

Jon Fuentes
428   //    20 Nov 2016, 02:19 IST
After the passing of his late-great mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Kimbo Slice, ‘Baby Slice’ wants to continue his father’s legacy with a successful debut in Bellator MMA.

Former Ultimate Fighter contestant and Bellator MMA competitor Kimbo Slice tragically and unexpectedly lost his life earlier this year due to heart complications, but that doesn’t mean the Slice legacy inside the MMA cage is over just yet. Slice’s son Kevin Ferguson Jr. (a.k.a. ‘Baby Slice) is set to make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 165 against Aaron Hamilton this Saturday night (November 19, 2016), and is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps when it comes to making greatness inside of the MMA cage:

"I see it as continuing the legacy and evolving the name," Ferguson Jr. says (courtesy of MMA Fighting). "Taking the name to the next level. That’s what I’m trying to do, take the name to the next level. My dad, he didn’t throw kicks. He didn’t throw no kicks, he didn’t shoot in for takedowns. All he did was stand up. That’s why I’m going to evolve that name. I like throwing kicks. I’ll shoot in for takedowns. I’m going to be a full mixed martial arts fighter."

‘Baby Slice’s’ father’s last bout was originally a third round TKO win over Dada 5,000 in the co main event of Bellator 149 in February, however, the contest was overturned due to Slice testing positive for elevated testosterone levels. His son, Kevin Ferguson Jr., won his amateur debut in March with a first round knockout victory over Tom Brink at WNXFA Warrior Nation XFA 12 in just over a minute’s time. Now he looks to continue his father’s legacy with a potential win over Hamilton, continuing the knockout streak his father left behind.

Slice and Hamilton will meet in the featured bout of Bellator 165 on Spike TV from the SAP Center in San Jose, California on November 18, 2016.

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