Shortly after the death of MMA star Kimbo Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, a report about what may have contributed to his demise has surfaced.
According to the Sun Sentinel, who obtained medical records from Broward County's medical examiner's office, Slice had been diagnosed with heart failure and needed a transplant.
He was admitted to Northwest Medical Center, complaining of severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath and nausea.
According to the report, he had a liver mass and congestive heart failure, and was placed in intensive care. Because of this diagnosis doctors advised he would need a heart transplant.
Slice was set to headline at Bellator in London next month, but according to Mike Brown, Slice's head coach who spoke to ESPN, he had intended to pull out of that fight.
"We had talked about him pulling out of the fight," Brown said. "That's what he was going to do. I don't know if he had done that officially yet, but a decision had already been made not to fight."
Slice died at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the age of 42. No illegal drugs or foul play were found to be factors.