With Baby Slice back in the win column following Bellator 232, he’s looking to spark a rivalry with old foe Corey Browning.
Uncasville, CT — After a tough loss to Corey Browning a year ago, and an ACL injury, Kevin Ferguson Jr., or Baby Slice (son of the late Kimbo Slice) returned to the Bellator cage Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The occasion was Bellator 232, the opponent Craig Campbell. And it was all over in under a minute.
A TKO win, thanks to some nasty elbows, put Campbell away early. With a fight so quick, there wasn’t much to pick apart, other than a questionable elbow in the finishing sequence that appeared to hit the back of the head.
Baby Slice addressed that blow post-fight, speaking to reporters including Cageside Press. Although initially, he was concerned about a possible 12-6 elbow.
“The first one was legal. If you watched it, he moved his head a little bit as I was going for the second one,” he explained. “That’s when the ref said ‘watch the elbows.’ So then I went back to — you just got to put a curve to it.”
“He told me backstage, anything straight down, that’s not good,” Slice added. “But as long as you have that little [curve] in it, you’re good to go.”
When it came to placement, “the ref said if you move your head and that’s where it lands, then it’s not his fault. That’s where it landed, that’s what happened. I don’t think it was illegal, I think everything was good.”
The officials seemed to agree with him. And now that he’s back in the win column, the Team Bodyshop fighter is looking to stay active, and get back in the cage “as soon as possible.”
“I’m going right back to training next week,” Baby Slice said. As for who Ferguson wants next, it’s an old foe. “A rematch. I want Corey Browning. It’s like a callout. It’s a callout for sure. Definitely want a rematch. Might as well start a rivalry. All the older guys are starting to retire, and there’s no good rivalries right now.”
“So listen, get another rivalry going. Let’s do it,” he finished.
Watch the full Bellator 232 post-fight press conference with Baby Slice above!