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The UFC has released MMA fighter Luis Pena, alias “Violent Bob Ross,” following his arrest for domestic abuse last weekend in Florida. According to the UFC, they told Pena’s management team that his contract with the organization had been cancelled.
“UFC is aware of the disturbing allegations concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena. Mr. Pena has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues and the organization has on multiple prior occasions attempted to help him get professional treatment,” the organization told us in a statement.
They continued … “At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of him, and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated.” Pena, a lightweight fighter with a 5-3 UFC record (9-3 overall), was detained on Saturday after his live-in girlfriend called police to report that the UFC fighter had roughed her up after an altercation, saying he punched her.
On various misdemeanor accusations, LP was arrested and brought to a local jail. Pena’s GF is heard telling the dispatch operator in a 911 call retrieved. “I really need the cops to come and get him out now. I have scratches and bruises all over me from him, I need him gone. I’m done, and I need help, please. “Since 2018, Pena has been a part of the UFC.
Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah