Winston Duke To Portray MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice In ‘Backyard Legend’
Winston Duke will play the role of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in the new film “Backyard Legend.”
Winston made headlines earlier this year playing the role of M’Baku in Marvel’s “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” Duke says about the project:
I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.
Kimbo Slice, was a Bahamian-born American mixed martial artist, boxer, professional wrestler and occasional actor. He became noted for mutual combat street fights which were spread across the Internet, leading Rolling Stone to call him “The King of the Web Brawlers.”
Slice left the underground fighting scene and signed a professional contract with EliteXC in 2007. Slice competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, where he lost in his first fight to series winner Roy Nelson. In his UFC debut, Slice defeated Houston Alexander in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale. From January 2015 until his death in June 2016, Slice was under contract with Bellator MMA.