Kevin Ferguson Jr – The Legacy of Kimbo Slice

Kevin Ferguson Jr, aka ‘Baby Slice’ is an MMA fighter who is the son of the late ‘Kimbo Slice’ aka Kevin Ferguson Sr.

He currently competes in Bellator’s welterweight division and recently won his first professional fight at their Bellator 179 event.

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
01:40 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:27 Brian’s introduction.
05:11 Growing up in Miami, up for a fight if anyone crossed him.
08:06 The first time he asked Kimbo Slice to train him.
10:20 What it was like to have Kimbo Slice as a father.
10:47 Move to Connecticut to train hard and show his father that his desire to fight was serious.
12:23 His style is in his blood and from watching his father.
13:07 Evolving his own style by using wrestling and Jiu Jitsu.
14:12 Wrestling is more useful for MMA than Jiu Jitsu.
16:34 What Kimbo Slice was like as a person and father.
18:57 “If you don’t stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.”
19:46 Kevin is here to make a statement and show he is better than his father.
23:31 The passing of his father Kimbo Slice.
25:41 First fight for Bellator, what he learned and improved upon for next fight.
27:13 How MMA is evolving.
30:36 What Kevin wants from his career.
31:41 Kevin’s thoughts on potential Mayweather vs Conor fight
36:52 How Kevin sees the future of Bellator and how he feels about fighting in the UK.
38:18 How Kevin prepares for the next forthcoming fight.
41:44 Baseball is the wiser choice for his children to go into.
42:13 Thoughts on the Daley vs Macdonald fight, MVP and “King Mo”.
47:28 Success secrets.
48:15 What has Kevin changed his mind about recently.
48:58 What frightens Kevin.
49:17 What keeps him awake at night?
50:04 His family’s characteristics.
52:22 Phone call to the 15 year old Kevin.
55:21 Best advice ever received.
56:11 Advice to the young man listening who wants to be like Kevin.
57:14 Brian’s summing up.

Notes:
Kevin Ferguson Jr. on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/babyslice242/
Kevin Ferguson Jr on Twitter
https://twitter.com/kimboslicejr?lang=en

Topics discussed:
Bellator MMA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellator_MMA
Jiu Jitsu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu
Fences (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fences_(film)
UFC pays tribute to Kimbo Slice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6TYMb7-Go
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Fighting_Championship
Pride Fighting Championships
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_Fighting_Championships

People mentioned in this episode:
Kimbo Slice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimbo_Slice
Mike Tyson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tyson
Roy Jones Jr.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Jones_Jr
Bas Rutten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas_Rutten
Muhammed Lawal “King Mo”
https://londonreal.tv/muhammed-lawal-king-mo-work-smarter/
Daniel Cormier
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Cormier
Scott Coker
https://londonreal.tv/scott-coker-the-fight-game/
Stephen Thompson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Thompson_(fighter)
Michael “Venom” Page
https://londonreal.tv/michael-venom-page-hands-down/
Michael Chandler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Chandler
Benson Henderson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benson_Henderson
Patricio “Pit Bull” Freire
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Patricio-Freire-9960
Conor McGregor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conor_McGregor
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Mayweather_Jr
Chad Mendes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Mendes
Nate Diaz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Diaz
Fedor Emelianenko
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko
Paul Daley
https://londonreal.tv/paul-daley-have-faith/
Rory Macdonald
https://londonreal.tv/rory-macdonald-red-king/
Quentin “Rampage” Jackson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinton_Jackson