The professional and Bellator MMA debut of 'Baby Slice', or Kevin Ferguson, Jr., will have to wait.
Ferguson, the son of famed YouTube sensation turned MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, was set to compete at Bellator 160 on Friday opposite Johnny Tomasian in a welterweight contest. That bout was previously scheduled to take place on the preliminary card.
Instead, that will have to late. In a statement provided to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Ferguson reveals he's been injured in training and off Friday's card.
"My role in the Team Body Shop Bellator takeover hit a bit of a snag over the weekend while training, and I'm sad to say that my Bellator debut will have to wait a little longer," Ferguson tells MMA Fighting, revealing a MCL injury is the cause of his sidelining.
"I won't need any surgery though, and that's bad news for every single mother f----r on the roster. All of the fan support in the lead up to this fight has been overwhelming & I can't wait to add a new chapter to the Ferguson/Slice fighting rep. I'll still be at the event holding it down for my teammates AJ McKee and Joey Davis. Best believe I'll be knocking heads out sooner than later."
When reached by MMA Fighting, Bellator MMA did not have additional comment.
Ferguson has one amateur fight to his record, an 83-second knockout of Tom Brinks in March.
Bellator 160 is headlined by Benson Henderson vs. Patricio Freire and takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The four-fight main card will air on Spike TV.