7 UFC Fighters Who Committed Horrific Crimes

These stars ended up behind bars.

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Despite the fact that mixed martial artists try to incapacitate other human beings for a living, for the most part, they tend to be law-abiding citizens. Truth be told, many of these athletes are involved with charitable organizations, and they are oftentimes pillars of their respective communities, who use their celebrity status to do some wonderful things.

That being said, as in all walks of life, there are a few bad apples.

Over the years, we have seen several former UFC fighters wind up in a very different kind of cage — a jail cell. In truth, sadly, there are fighters on this list who gained more notoriety due to the crimes they committed than they did from competing inside the Octagon.

To be clear, we aren't talking about unpaid parking tickets or other relatively harmless misdemeanors, either. The fighters we're about to discuss have done some very bad things.

With that in mind, it's time to take a look at ten former UFC competitors who wound up on the wrong side of the law, and in many cases, suffered severe consequences for doing so.


From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.