Professional MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has been hospitalized in Florida earlier today for undisclosed reasons, according to TMZ Sports.
Sgt. Carla Kmiotek of the Coral Springs Police Department confirmed the reports that Kimbo Slice, real name Kevin Ferguson, had been hospitalized locally near his home in Florida. However, Kmiotek offered no further details about Slice’s condition.
Officer Kmiotek also said that there was no police or medical call made from Kimbo’s residence prior to him being hospitalized and that there is no current police investigation regarding Kimbo’s situation.
Officers had already been dispatched to his residence in Coral Springs, Florida to prevent a potential crowd gathering outside his home.
Back in 2003, when Kimbo Slice became an internet sensation for his street fighting videos, where it showed how Kimbo destroyed several opponents in unsanctioned street fights. Kimbo later made the transition to MMA in 2007 under the infamous EliteXC promotion.
Slice made his MMA debut in the world of professional fighting when his face former WBO Heavyweight champion Ray Mercer at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 in Atlantic City on 2007. The 42-years-old MMA fighter has an impressive 5-2 record in MMA and undefeated 7-0 record in boxing.
In addition, He also joined the 10th season of the Ultimate Fighter where he lost to eventual tournament winner Roy Nelson in the quarterfinals.
Slice is currently signed a multi-fight MMA deal with Bellator MMA and was scheduled to fight for Bellator 158 in London against James Thompson. Slice last fought at Bellator 149, where he defeated Dhafir Harris (also known as Dada50000 in a three round decision. However, the result was overturned after Slice tested positive for banned anabolic steroids and an elevated testosterone ratio.
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