There have been thousands of professional MMA fighters worldwide throughout the years – and there will be countless more. But one thing is for certain, there will never ever be another Kimbo Slice.
Spike TV takes a look at one of the most popular, charismatic, and intriguing combat sports fighters of our generation in the one-hour original documentary, “Kimbo Slice: One of a Kind” on Friday, June 24 at 7pm ET/PT.
On June 6, 2016, Slice was admitted to a hospital near his home in Coral Springs, Florida. He died a short time later of heart failure, after a mass on his liver was also diagnosed. Scott Coker, CEO of Bellator MMA, said in a statement: “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family.”
The documentary gives viewers an inside look at Kimbo’s legendary rise to prominence as a Miami street fighter and YouTube sensation, with rarely before-seen-footage and interviews with those who were with him from the start. From feared street fighter to globally-renowned MMA sensation, Kimbo became one of the sport’s first mainstream and crossover stars. He fought on the first ever MMA fight on a broadcast network in American history, drawing record viewership along the way.
During his dramatic ascent to stardom and highly-publicized career, Kimbo maintained a fierce loyalty to his loving family and close knit friends. “Kimbo: One of A Kind” will be the definitive look at this inspirational cage warrior told by the people who knew him best.
Acclaimed actor and close friend, Kevin Connolly will provide the narration for “Kimbo: One of A Kind.” The list of big names from the world of sports and entertainment featured include David Blaine, Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle, Scott Coker, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Rashad Evans, Roy Nelson, Rampage Jackson, Liam McGeary, Antonio Tarver, King Mo, Daniel Strauss, Big John McCarthy, Baby Slice (Kimbo’s son), Brendan Schaub, and more.
The Executive Producers for “Kimbo Slice: One of A Kind” are Kevin Kay, Scott Coker, Scott Fishman and Jason Teiken serves as Producer and Writer. Michael Sarnoski is the Vice President of Production and Kevin Connolly is a Producer on the documentary.