Kimbo Slice hospitalized; no word on condition

Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice was hospitalized Monday for undisclosed reasons near his home in South Florida, according to police.

Sgt. Carla Kmiotek of the Coral Springs Police Department confirmed to ESPN.com that Slice, birth name Kevin Ferguson, had been hospitalized locally and that, due to his public status, officers had been dispatched to his residence to prevent a potential gathering outside.

Kmiotek could not offer further details on Slice's condition. She did say there was no police or medical call to his residence prior to him being hospitalized and that there is no current police investigation regarding the matter.

Bellator officials told ESPN.com the promotion is still in the process of gathering information and could not comment at this time.

Slice, 42, is a former backyard brawler and Internet sensation. He is currently signed to Bellator MMA and is scheduled to headline Bellator 158 on July 16 in London against James Thompson.

He last fought at Bellator 149 on Feb. 19 in Houston. Slice (5-2) defeated Dhafir Harris, aka Dada5000, in a three-round decision. The result was later changed to a no-contest by the Texas commission, after Slice tested positive for anabolic steroids and an elevated testosterone ratio.