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Arrest Warrant Issued for Andrea Lee’s Husband on Domestic Violence Charges

The Shreveport Police Department has officially issued an arrest warrant for the husband of UFC flyweight Andrea Lee.
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UFC Announces Release of Michael Graves After October 2016 Domestic Battery Arrest

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released undefeated welterweight Michael Graves.
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UFC Announces Release of Michael Graves After October 2016 Domestic Battery Arrest

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released undefeated welterweight Michael Graves.
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Surprising arrest made in connection with Anthony Pettis car attacks in Milwaukee

A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence.

The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.

“It`s scary to see where the youth is at,” Pettis told FOX 6 Now. “I feel there has to be some changes and I think I`m in a position where I can make some changes so it`s up to me to go out there. Instead of how do I replace my belongs, how do I make it right for everybody else?”

Start here.

Not long after his cars were set on fire (see the video here), Pettis had to watch his Range Rover get robbed in broad daylight. Probably not the kind of thing anyone needs to be dealing with in the weeks leading up to an interim title fight.

The recent arrest stems from last month’s theft (watch it).

Pettis battles fellow 145-pound contender Max Holloway at the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For much more on that fight click here.

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UFC pulls Michael Graves from scheduled fight after domestic violence arrest

A UFC fighter has been removed from his scheduled fight after a domestic violence arrest.

Michael Graves was arrested by Atlanta police Saturday for misdemeanor battery (family violence) Saturday, according to Fulton County jail records. The welterweight fighter was given $ 5,000 bail, but has yet to be released, per the county website.

UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler told MMA Fighting on Monday in a statement that Graves has been taken out of his fight against Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19 in Brazil.

The full statement is below:

The UFC organization is aware that Michael Graves was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor battery charge. The organization takes this situation seriously and is in the process of gathering more information.

Graves has been removed from his scheduled bout on Nov. 19 as a result of the pending legal matter.

Graves, 25, is undefeated in MMA at 6-0-1 and is coming off a draw against Bojan Velickovic at UFC 201 in July. Graves, who fights out of American Top Team, is an alum of The Ultimate Fighter 21.

News of Graves’ arrest was first reported by ENTImports.

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UFC investigating Alex Nicholson after May domestic violence arrest

UFC fighter Alex Nicholson was arrested on a domestic violence charge after an alleged physical altercation with his fiancée at a 7-Eleven franchise in May, according to the arrest report obtained by MMA Fighting.

The charge, levied against Nicholson on May 8 in Florida, did not end up being pursued, because his fiancée did not show up at trial last month, per Florida state officials. The UFC is currently reviewing the case, the promotion said in a statement.

According to the Orlando (Fla.) Police Department arrest report, a witness said Nicholson picked up his fiancée, carried her outside the store and dropped her on the ground. The report also stated that a witness informed police that several bystanders pulled Nicholson off the woman and took her back into the 7-Eleven, locking the door behind them. Another witness said that Nicholson forced his fiancée outside the store with his body, against her will, and forced her to the ground.

The alleged victim, whose name was redacted in the police report, did not want to answer questions from officers and initially said she did not know who Nicholson was, per the report. When cops told her Nicholson already informed them the two were in a relationship, she admitted they had been together for three years.

Officers observed a contusion on the woman’s head near her temple, though she would not say how she sustained it, according to the report. The report stated that the alleged victim, who was crying, told police that she would not go home with Nicholson because “she was afraid to be around him.” The woman left with a friend and refused to fill out domestic violence paperwork.

Nicholson would not answer police questions about the incident, but said multiple times that he would not touch his fiancée, the report stated.

The Florida State Attorney’s Office (Ninth Circuit) did not end up pursuing the charge when Nicholson’s fiancée failed to appear at trial Aug. 3, according to State Attorney’s Office public information officer Angela Starke. The official filing of Nolle prosequi, ending the case, came Aug. 26.

“The trial was set for Aug. 2,” Starke told MMA Fighting in an e-mail. “The victim told us she couldn’t make that date, so we asked the judge to move it to the following day. She was aware the trial date was moved by one day to accommodate her as her testimony was crucial to the case. At trial, she did not appear.”

Nicholson declined comment on the situation through his manager Abraham Kawa.

The UFC released a statement on the matter to MMA Fighting, saying the incident would be investigated by a third-party law firm.

“UFC reviewed the matter in question and noted that the State Attorney of Florida declined to proceed with a case against Alex Nicholson, and the case was dismissed,” the UFC statement read. “UFC takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously and will refer all information to a third-party law firm for additional review. UFC is committed to thoroughly exploring all allegations and taking appropriate actions following the completion of a third-party investigation.”

The 911 call
from inside the 7-Eleven was obtained through a public records request by MMA Fighting. On the call, the store clerk, on the phone with the 911 operator, repeatedly told Nicholson he doesn’t have to put his hands on his fiancée. Nicholson can be heard in the background saying he didn’t put his hands “on anybody.” Yelling and screaming followed.

“One of the customers just committed domestic violence,” the clerk said to the operator. “One of the customers just committed domestic violence inside the store.”

This isn’t the first time Nicholson, 26, has drawn headlines recently. He was reprimanded by the UFC last month for making racially insensitive comments about an Asian fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim, while serving as a cornerman for his teammate Mike Perry‘s fight against Lim at UFC 202 on Aug. 20. The comment told to Perry — “He can’t even open his motherf—ing eyes, boy!” — was captured by the UFC production team on corner audio and leaked on social media.

“UFC has addressed the matter with Nicholson, as well as Perry, to express the organization’s disappointment with Nicholson’s insensitive remark,” the UFC wrote in a statement Sept. 1. “As such, the organization informed Nicholson that any future instances of this nature could result in a suspension from competition, or termination of his contract.”

Nicholson addressed the comments on Twitter, saying he was “hype for my brother” and it’s “all love no hate.”

Nicholson (7-2) is coming off a first-round knockout win over Devin Clark in July. The middleweight fighter is scheduled to face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 97 on Oct. 15 in the Philippines.

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Delray police arrest Dennis Wright in connection to death of Jordan Parsons

After a six-day search, the Delray Beach Police Department (DBPD) in Florida have arrested Dennis Wright, 28, in connection to the death of Jordan Parsons. According to a news release obtained by MMA Fighting, “Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. Investigators have recovered the damaged 2013 Range Rover Sport involved in the crash.”

The DRBD believe the crash that killed Parsons, a member of the famed Blackzilians team, at 12:33 a.m. on May 1. Parsons walked across Federal Highway and Lindell Boulevard when Wright allegedly hit him while operating his mother’s Range Rover. “A witness told investigators he thinks Wright was driving between 100 and 120 miles per hour when he hit Parsons, who was in the crosswalk. Parsons was wearing headphones and may have not heard the SUV coming.”

Wright is accused of not stopping, along with his friends who were behind him in another vehicle. Parsons was attended to by local DRPD officers until Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived. Parsons was eventually transported to Delray Medical Center,  but succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, May 4th.

“The following day, an anonymous tipster gave investigators Wright’s name. They quickly discovered that Wright’s mother owns a grey 2013 Range Rover Sport and were able to determine that Wright was driving the vehicle the night of the crash. Wright made an effort to have the damaged Range Rover repaired at a local body shop, but the owner refused to do the work, so Wright rented a bay at a storage facility and hid the SUV,” according to the release.

“Investigators recovered it on Friday, and it was missing the driver’s side mirror officers recovered at the scene. Wright, who arrived at the police department Saturday afternoon with his attorney, also faces charges of driving while license suspended as a habitual offender and tampering with evidence.”

According to the police, Wright’s criminal history includes “arrests for DUI, disorderly intoxication, marijuana possession and assault on an officer or firefighter, among other charges.” While it is not known if Wright was intoxicated while driving, police say he was at Buddha Sky Bar on East Atlantic Avenue that evening.

Parsons, 25 years of age at the time of his death, was a Bellator featherweight who was scheduled to compete at Bellator 154 on May 14th.

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Diego Brandao’s Latest Arrest is PEAK War Machine Diego Brandao


(Nothing like starting a fight on camera to avoid looking bad.)

At the risk of inciting his well-documented wrath, we feel compelled to say that TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao might be a bit of a loose cannon. Aside from the short fuse he displayed while in the TUF house, the man has also threatened to stab Dustin Poirier with a pen and attacked a Carnaval reporter on camera in the recent past, which doesn’t exactly speak to the zen-like qualities that martial arts is supposed to inspire.

Brandao’s latest arrest, however, is like something out of a War Machine fan fiction novel.

Details after the jump. 

Over the weekend, details started to leak that the TUF 14 winner had been arrested outside of a strip club in Albuquerque for allegedly striking an employee with a gun. According to MMAJunkie, Brandao was arrested on Friday, charged with aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault, then released on Saturday after posting the $ 15,000 bond.

Last night, however, the nasty details of the incident were laid out when Brandao’s public arrest warrant was released (again via MMAJunkie), so strap yourself in for this mess…

According to the warrant, a doorman from Knockouts, Anthony Romero, told police Brandao had been arguing with the club’s DJ and appeared to be intoxicated. He left the bar and attempted to return, but was denied because of his intoxication.

“Hey puta, the next song that comes on better be Scatman John or I’m going to lose my shit!”

It was then that Brandao allegedly tried to punch his way back into the bar and wound up fighting four employees – including the DJ – before Romero pushed him out and then locked the door into the club.

Another bouncer, Lavon King, identified Brandao as “the UFC guy” that had previously visited the club several times and confirmed his identity when a dancer showed him a picture on her phone. The bouncer was outside Knockouts with another bouncer, Patrick Otero, and he saw Brandao drive his car off the parking lot and move it to a nearby street corner.

Wait, the club is called Knockouts? I’m going to assume that this whole incident can be traced back to Brandao’s inability to understand double entendre, then.

Then, Brandao allegedly exited the car carrying a gun and pointed it at the group.

(Brandao) pointed the gun at (King’s) chest and yelled at the group. Lavon stated that Diego then pointed the gun at Patrick’s face and then struck him in the face with the firearm.

Lavon stated that (Brandao) pointed the gun at the three of them again and then went back to the vehicle. Lavon did state that he was in fear of losing his life during the altercation.

Romero told police as soon as he heard Brandao allegedly had a firearm, he escorted other bar patrons inside to take shelter.

Man, how long do you think it will be before MMA is re-banned in Albuquerque? “You’re not safe on the roads, you’re not safe in the strip clubs…what’s next, a turf war inside the Stop n’ Shop?!”

Patrick stated he tried to calm Diego down and reason with him, but Diego turned the firearm to him and pointed it at his head. Patrick stated he put his hands up and noticed the other two subjects run behind Patrick’s car for cover.

Patrick stated that Diego asked him why he didn’t help him and hit him with the butt of the firearm on his chin. Patrick stated Diego then walked back to his vehicle, and pointed the firearm at the three of them one more time prior to leaving the area.

I’m just sayin’, Thiago Silva would have applauded Brandao’s restraint.

The UFC has of course released their obligatory statement on Brandao’s arrest, which you can check out below.

“We are aware that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested Friday following an altercation at a business establishment in Albuquerque, N.M. We are in the process of gathering more information at this time. While we are concerned by the nature of the reported allegations, it is important to note that Brandao is entitled to due process in a court of law. We will have no further comment until more information can be gathered.”

With Brandao currently serving a suspension for a positive marijuana test administered following his loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 195, you’d imagine that this would be the last straw for the troubled featherweight. Then again, the UFC needed video evidence of Thiago Silva actually committing his crimes before they were willing to let him go, so who knows what lies in store for this idiot.

More on this as it develops.

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Diego Brandao’s Latest Arrest is PEAK War Machine Diego Brandao


(Nothing like starting a fight on camera to avoid looking bad.)

At the risk of inciting his well-documented wrath, we feel compelled to say that TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao might be a bit of a loose cannon. Aside from the short fuse he displayed while in the TUF house, the man has also threatened to stab Dustin Poirier with a pen and attacked a Carnaval reporter on camera in the recent past, which doesn’t exactly speak to the zen-like qualities that martial arts is supposed to inspire.

Brandao’s latest arrest, however, is like something out of a War Machine fan fiction novel.

Details after the jump. 

Over the weekend, details started to leak that the TUF 14 winner had been arrested outside of a strip club in Albuquerque for allegedly striking an employee with a gun. According to MMAJunkie, Brandao was arrested on Friday, charged with aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault, then released on Saturday after posting the $ 15,000 bond.

Last night, however, the nasty details of the incident were laid out when Brandao’s public arrest warrant was released (again via MMAJunkie), so strap yourself in for this mess…

According to the warrant, a doorman from Knockouts, Anthony Romero, told police Brandao had been arguing with the club’s DJ and appeared to be intoxicated. He left the bar and attempted to return, but was denied because of his intoxication.

“Hey puta, the next song that comes on better be Scatman John or I’m going to lose my shit!”

It was then that Brandao allegedly tried to punch his way back into the bar and wound up fighting four employees – including the DJ – before Romero pushed him out and then locked the door into the club.

Another bouncer, Lavon King, identified Brandao as “the UFC guy” that had previously visited the club several times and confirmed his identity when a dancer showed him a picture on her phone. The bouncer was outside Knockouts with another bouncer, Patrick Otero, and he saw Brandao drive his car off the parking lot and move it to a nearby street corner.

Wait, the club is called Knockouts? I’m going to assume that this whole incident can be traced back to Brandao’s inability to understand double entendre, then.

Then, Brandao allegedly exited the car carrying a gun and pointed it at the group.

(Brandao) pointed the gun at (King’s) chest and yelled at the group. Lavon stated that Diego then pointed the gun at Patrick’s face and then struck him in the face with the firearm.

Lavon stated that (Brandao) pointed the gun at the three of them again and then went back to the vehicle. Lavon did state that he was in fear of losing his life during the altercation.

Romero told police as soon as he heard Brandao allegedly had a firearm, he escorted other bar patrons inside to take shelter.

Man, how long do you think it will be before MMA is re-banned in Albuquerque? “You’re not safe on the roads, you’re not safe in the strip clubs…what’s next, a turf war inside the Stop n’ Shop?!”

Patrick stated he tried to calm Diego down and reason with him, but Diego turned the firearm to him and pointed it at his head. Patrick stated he put his hands up and noticed the other two subjects run behind Patrick’s car for cover.

Patrick stated that Diego asked him why he didn’t help him and hit him with the butt of the firearm on his chin. Patrick stated Diego then walked back to his vehicle, and pointed the firearm at the three of them one more time prior to leaving the area.

I’m just sayin’, Thiago Silva would have applauded Brandao’s restraint.

The UFC has of course released their obligatory statement on Brandao’s arrest, which you can check out below.

“We are aware that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested Friday following an altercation at a business establishment in Albuquerque, N.M. We are in the process of gathering more information at this time. While we are concerned by the nature of the reported allegations, it is important to note that Brandao is entitled to due process in a court of law. We will have no further comment until more information can be gathered.”

With Brandao currently serving a suspension for a positive marijuana test administered following his loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 195, you’d imagine that this would be the last straw for the troubled featherweight. Then again, the UFC needed video evidence of Thiago Silva actually committing his crimes before they were willing to let him go, so who knows what lies in store for this idiot.

More on this as it develops.

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Report: Brittney Palmer’s husband won’t be charged with crime after attempted murder arrest

Brittney Palmer’s husband was arrested for attempted murder in a domestic incident back in June. Now, he might not be charged with a crime at all, according to a report from TMZ.

Aaron Zalewski allegedly threw Palmer around and choked her until she struggled to breathe on June 11, facts that were originally reported by TMZ. Zalewski was arrested for attempted murder, spousal battery and criminal threats.

As of this week, though, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Zalewski will not be charged and the Los Angeles City Attorney will hold an informal meeting with the two instead. If Zalewski owns up to what he did and is remorseful, he will not be prosecuted. Zalewski could be sent to anger management in exchange for the case being dropped.

The incident allegedly started when Zalewski overheard a casting agent call Palmer “babe.” Law enforcement sources told TMZ that things got physical when they wrestled for control over her phone. Palmer was apparently recording the argument and when Zalewski noticed he allegedly threw her and she hit her head on a bedpost.

If he commits domestic abuse before the statute of limitations expires, he would then be charged.

Palmer and Zalewski remain together.

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