MMA Biopic, KIMBO, Now In Development
2016 took away a lot of celebrity favorites and there's no question that famed backyard brawler-turned-MMA star Kimbo Slice (a.k.a. Kevin Ferguson) certainly left an impression of his own on the fighting sports circuit before passing away in June of last year at 42. Thus, one can only count the months and weeks before enough time has passed for rumblings of a biopic based on his life story.
“Those who only knew Kimbo by viewing his brawls saw him as fierce and frightening beast of a man, but those close to him experienced his heart of gold, and that he used his fists and instruments to raise his family out of poverty, he was a loyal friend and devoted father”, says Brand, “Kimbo’s story transcends the ring, it is a story about the power of the internet, the lengths one will go to break out of desperation and it is a success story shared with his longtime friend turned manager and adult entertainment magnate Michael Imber as they both emerge from the slums of Miami.”