A biopic about late MMA fighter Kimbo Slice is being made.
The intriguing story about Slice’s life is being dropped at the massive display screen by producers Steve Lee Jones and Andy and Michael Weiss
by their Bee Holder Productions and WeBros Leisure firms respectively and will likely be directed by Simon Model from a script by Andy Weiss.
The movie will deal with Slice’s rise from a road fighter who gained an enormous following on YouTube to changing into an expert blended martial artist who fought within the UFC, Bellator and Elite XC and a professional boxer.
It’ll additionally present how Slice – who was born within the Bahamas however moved to the US to Cutler Ridge, Florida, as a baby – used his fists to pull himself and his household out of poverty and the way his dedication to look after his family members drove him on to compete till his loss of life on the age of 42 in June 2016.
Talking concerning the undertaking, Model stated: “Those that solely knew Kimbo by viewing his brawls noticed him as fierce and scary beast of a person, however these near him skilled his coronary heart of gold, and that he used his fists and devices to boost his household out of poverty, he was a loyal good friend and devoted father. Kimbo’s story transcends the ring, it’s a story concerning the energy of the web, the lengths one will go to interrupt out of desperation and it’s a success story shared together with his long-time friend-turned-manager and grownup leisure magnate Michael Imber as they each emerge from the slums of Miami.”
Slice – whose actual title was Kevin Ferguson – died immediately final 12 months from coronary heart failure and a liver mass.
Though he was taking blood stress medicine for years , Slice did not wish to cease preventing and boxed simply months earlier than his passing, profitable a three-round heavyweight match towards Dhafir ‘Dada 5000’ Harris at Bellator 149 in Houston.
He had even accepted a bout towards James Thompson in the primary occasion at Bellator 158 which was scheduled to happen in July 2016 in London simply weeks after his loss of life.