For all you ppl saying that its Kimbo's fault for the "thug" image he has, consider this.
If a company came to you, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars, and billed you as the best fighter in the universe, would you take it?
This is how you get a thug reputation......
Ferguson started working as bouncer
for a strip club
friend and current manager, Mike "IceyMike" Ember, offered him a job as limousine
driver and bodyguard
for RK Netmedia, better known as RealityKings, a Miami
production/promotion company responsible for a number of popular adult subscription websites.
Kimbo still maintains close ties with RealityKings who now accompany him, as his fight entourage, under the name Team Kimbo
In 2002, he was charged for carrying a concealed weapon
and in 2003, he began his career in unsanctioned street fights
. They were distributed through the Internet
, mainly through the adult website SublimeDirectory and YouTube
. In his first taped fight against a man named Big D
, Ferguson left a large cut on his opponent's right eye which led Internet
fans to call him Slice
, becoming the last name to his already popular childhood nickname
His only on-tape street fight
loss was against Sean Gannon
, a former Boston police officer
who also trains in MMA. The popularity of the fight propelled both men into the MMA spotlight. 
Plus carrying a gun everywhere you go and stating it doesnt help....