After testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs in his Bellator 149 bout last February, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has reached a settlement agreement with the commission that handled testing for the event
Slice reportedly agreed to pay a $2,500 fine to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), the overseeing commission. The Bellator fighter also had his license to fight in the state of Texas revoked. MMAjunkie.com first reported news of the agreement.
By agreeing to the fine and license revocation, Kimbo also waives his right to a hearing regarding the matter and is expected to remain in compliance of all rules laid out by the TDLR, according to the MMAjunkie.com report.
Slice tested positive for an anabolic steroid, nandrolone, and elevated testosterone levels following the Bellator 149 bout. The result of the fight was changed to a no-contest by the commission.
Slice fought Dhafir Harris, AKA “Dada 5000,” at the February Bellator event. The original result saw Kimbo win by technical knockout in the third round, following what was widely criticized as one of the worst fights in MMA history due to both fighters showing remarkably low endurance and questionable technique.
Harris collapsed in the closing moments of the fight and was hospitalized after suffering severe dehydration and renal failure. He was released from the hospital almost two weeks later, according to a statement on his Facebook page.
Slice reportedly initiated negotiations with the commission after booking his next Bellator fight, which takes place July 16 in London against James “Colossus” Thompson. The bout will be a rematch of their 2008 fight.
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