UFC pays Tribute to Kimbo Slice

The video segment aired during UFC Fight Night Ottawa.

Even though his impact in the UFC was minimal, they would’ve been remiss if they hadn’t honored Kimbo Slice. He is, after all, a pillar of the MMA community, and one that brought lots of attention to the sport back when his street-fighting videos went viral. There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t recognize Kimbo’s name, even casual fans.

The video showed a lot of clips from the season he spent on The Ultimate Fighter, where lots of people got to view his sensitive side. That season earned him a UFC fight, where he lost to Matt Mitrione. While he garnered a lot of controversy during his fights, especially during Bellator, almost everyone who’s interviewed him has viewed him in a positive light.

It’s hard not to get choked up over this video, especially at the end when he says “will Kimbo ever be at rest?” At 42, he was definitely taken away from us too soon, and it was nice to see the UFC pay such a nice tribute to the fallen fighter.