Filed under: Bellator , Featured , Featured Videos , News , Videos LONDON – This weekend’s Bellator 158 event has a noticeable absence following the recent death of would-be headliner Kevin “ Kimbo Slice ” Ferguson. Ferguson (6-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), the famed heavyweight slugger who helped propel MMA to mainstream appeal with organizations such as EliteXC and the UFC, was expected to rematch James Thompson (20-16 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in Saturday’s Bellator 158 event at The O2 in London. However, on June 6, the recent Bellator signee  died at age 42 due to heart failure . Ahead of Bellator 158, we spoke to a number of Bellator folks about Ferguson. Check out the above video as Bellator President Scott Coker and fighters Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz, Michael Page, Paul Daley, Matt Mitrione, Oli Thompson and Douglas Lima share their memories of one of MMA’s most unique personalities. Coker event shares a story about how Ferguson was still planning future Bellator fights on the day of his death.

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