“Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson Jr. has to wait once again to make his professional MMA debut, and to no one’s surprise he is very upset over the circumstances of his latest fight cancellation.
Ferguson was set to fight fellow newcomer Ray Bing at Bellator 162 in a 165-pound catchweight bout. Come weigh-in time though, Bing weighed in at nearly 182 pounds, missing weight by almost 17 pounds. As a result, Bellator cancelled the bout.
“It’s frustrating as all hell that my debut has been delayed again, man,” Ferguson Jr. told MMAjunkie. “This dude coming in (17) pounds over is insanely unprofessional and all it means is that I’m going to take this anger out on whoever I get to ‘Slice’ up next.”
It was not all bad for “Baby Slice” as he revealed Bellator still paid him his “show” money for coming in and making the weight, ready to fight.
“I’m not tripping – I came in on point, got paid and Bellator has a ton of shows before the end of the year, so I’m ready to go,” Ferguson Jr. said. “Hopefully I can get on one of them. Even if it’s Bellator 163 (on Nov. 4), I’m ready to go.”
Ferguson’s first bout was supposed to take place in August at Bellator 160, but a fairly minor injury had forced him off that card.
“Baby Slice” is, of course, the son of Kevin Ferguson Sr. — better known to fans as “Kimbo Slice,” who died suddenly this last June of heart failure. He played a pivotal role in getting his son signed with Bellator and was scheduled to fight himself in July before passing.