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The highly anticipated professional debut of Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson Jr. will be delayed due to an injury.

According to a statement he gave to, Ferguson Jr. indicated an MCL injury was the cause for his last minute withdrawal from competition.

"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----r 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."

Baby Slice is the son of former UFC and Bellator fighter Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson who passed away earlier this year.

He was set to make his pro debut under the banner his father last fought for. He was scheduled to face Johnny Tomasian in a welterweight bout on the preliminary card.

Ferguson made his amateur debut this year when he scored an 83-second knockout.