Kimbo Slice: Family Before Fighting

Written by Tom Ngo
October 11th, 2009

Ok, so the more we watch this phenomenon that is Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, we realize that he is much more Kevin than Kimbo. He entered “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” house with an enormous bull’s eye on his back, however has managed to win over his  peers and fans alike with his down-to-earth swag.


“They respected me. They probably talked crap behind my back, but they respected me,” Kimbo said of his popularity inside the “TUF” crib. “I knew that all I could was work my ass off and get better so I could handle my business when the time comes.”

His focus stems from a common source that provides motivation for millions, however most never thought that this thuggish street fighter-turned MMA teddy bear would be driven by the same factor … FAMILY.

“I’m doing what I do to take care of me and my family, and to put food on my table,” Slice said. “I have three girls and three boys (ages 3-17) to take care of.

“They are not from the same female. They are living with me, under my roof, under my watch, under my care. I am responsible for them. The three babies still don’t understand what I do. They are still in diapers and I am making bottles for them. But the three older ones are enjoying this more than I am.”

It’s refreshing to see Kimbo take responsibility for his offspring. Many professional athletes don’t do more than break off a monthly check. However, the thought of seeing Kimbo change some dookie-filled diapers and heating up baby bottles absolutely blows my mind.

Kimbo’s human, just like us. Hard to imagine …

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