Slice was taken to a hospital near his home in Florida on Monday. Though the cause of death is not clear yet, the police have stated that there is no investigation underway and no foul play is suspected.
Mike Imber, Slice’s manager, expressed his sorrow at the loss of his friend simply. He said, “We lost our brother today.”
Slice rose to notoriety from a simple upbringing. The Bahamian-born fighter was a former football player and bouncer whose street brawling gained popularity on YouTube. He began fighting in unsanctioned events in 2003, and his prowess caught the attention of some MMA big shots.
Slice started studying MMA aggressively and rose to compete in fights with the UFC and Bellator.
He continued, “That’s really what I want to do. I’m not looking ahead to winning a title or anything like that. I’m just enjoying each fight as it comes.”
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