7/27/2016 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kimbo Slice‘s son says he wants to honor the memory of his late father by fighting his ass off in his MMA debut … telling TMZ Sports, “I go harder now. It means more to me now.”
As we previously reported, 24-year-old Kevin Ferguson Jr. is set to fight at Bellator 160 next month — following in the fighting footsteps of his father, who passed away unexpectedly back in June.
“[His death] affected me in good ways and in bad ways,” Ferguson said on the “TMZ Sports” TV show … explaining that he uses his emotions to fuel his training sessions.
You gotta watch the FULL interview tonight on “TMZ Sports” on FS1 — Kevin’s not only fired up for the fight … but says he’s ready to “purge” anyone who gets in the cage with him.
“I’m going to continue the legacy.”