Kimbo Slice Jr's Bellator Debut Canceled Due to Opponent Weight Issues

Bellator Kferg_2.0.0.jpg


NCAA wrestling standout Tyrell Fortune makes his debut Nov. 4 at Bellator 163. Hear from him in this exclusive video.



The saga of Kimbo Slice continues in a roundabout way. 

The superstar former mixed martial artist passed away earlier this year, but his son--aptly called "Baby Slice"--was scheduled to debut this coming weekend for Bellator. 

That debut will have to wait.

Sources close to the promotion have confirmed that Kevin Ferguson Jr.'s bout was pulled from the event due to his opponent, Rick Bing, experiencing gross weight management issues.

Our sources told FloCombat that Bing missed weight by 16 pounds this morning, leaving officials no choice but to cancel the fight. Bellator officials confirmed Bing's weight with FloCombat on Thursday afternoon. 

Ferguson Jr. was previously set to debut for Bellator Aug. 26 at Bellator 160, but he was forced off that card with an injury. Now, it appears his debut under the Bellator MMA banner will have to wait...again.  

More on this breaking story as it develops.

FloCombat's hottest content, delivered to your inbox


Don't miss breaking news, feature stories, event updates, and more. Sign up for the FloCombat mailing list today.

Watch: Sage Northcutt Grapples Massive Bodybuilder

Screenshot via Blessing Awodibu on YouTube Sage-Northcutt-UFC-MMA-bodybuilder-grapple

Sage Northcutt is yoked. That's a fact. 

TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson Look To Change Game With New Team Concept

© Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_9377041_168383134_lowres.jpg

The team concept in the fight game is a tricky thing.

Rogerio Nogueira Disputes Flagged USADA Test, Vows Legal Action

© Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_8729264_168383134_lowres.jpg

For FloCombat via A.G Fight

WATCH: Gegard Mousasi's Controversial Win Over Alexander Shlemenko

A44I4694.jpg

The eyes of the mixed martial arts community were on Gegard Mousasi Friday night.

Darren Till Drubs Donald Cerrone, Calls Out Mike Perry

© Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10077214_168383134_lowres.jpg

Darren Till scored the biggest victory of his career at UFC Fight NIght 118.

Did Conor McGregor Just Drop A Homophobic Slur?

Screenshot via Twitter @btsportufc Conor-McGregor-Artem-Lobov-Slur-MMA

Artem Lobov was defeated by Andre Fili Saturday, Oct. 21, at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, but the story coming out of the fight quickly shifted to Conor McGregor. 

Watch: Mike Perry Drops Real Talk With Dan Hardy

Screenshot via UFC on Facebook Mike-Perry-Dan-Hardy-Interview-MMA

UFC welterweight Mike Perry is known for two things: his outlandish, over-the-top behavior, and his penchant for bringing the violent sleeps inside the cage. 

Gegard Mousasi Wins Controversial Decision At Bellator 185

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Gegard-Mousasi-MMA.jpg

Gegard Mousasi won his much-anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185 --  but it was anything but easy.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Training In Fast Forward For UFC 217

© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk doesn't play around when it comes to the fight game.

Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek Set For UFC 219 In Las Vegas

Jason Silva-USA Today Sports Kamaru-Usman-MMA-UFC

UFC 219 has added a high-profile welterweight tilt between No. 11-ranked Kamaru Usman and Emil Weber Meek to its Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.