“Baby Slice” will no longer be competing at Bellator 160.
The son of the famed “Kimbo Slice” was expected to face Johnny Tomasian in a welterweight bout later this month in his professional debut but an MCL injury has postponed the fight. In a statement issued to MMAFighting, he discussed the details of his current situation.
“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 said. “I won't need any surgery though, and that's bad news for every single mother f**ker 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."
Ferguson has one win as an amateur; an 83-second knockout of Tom Brink in a fight that took place last March. Tomasian, on the other hand, has two amateur wins, a unanimous decision and a TKO.
Bellator has not yet officially called off the fight or given word on whether Tomasian will remain on the card.
Bellator 160 will be 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.