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Oldschool MMA fighter arrest roundup!

It was not a good week for circa 2000 UFC heavyweights. First off we have Ricco Rodriguez, who’s sitting in jail now because he flipped out over a crazy cab bill:

When the cab fare came to $70, Rodriguez allegedly refused to give the driver more than $20. They got into an argument and the cab driver called 911.

Rodriguez grabbed the man and tossed him to the ground, according to police. When officers tried to take him into custody, he allegedly pushed one of them into a wall.

He’s a big guy — according to his jail booking information, Rodriguez is 6’2″ and 235 lbs.

Police say it took two Phoenix Police officers and an off-duty officer to get him under control.

“It’s our policy to handcuff behind — that did not occur. He was struggling with the officers, flailing his arms… one of the officers was pushed against the wall, and we believe at that point he sustained a minor injury or cut to his elbow,” says Sgt. Steve Martos.

My main question: was the $70 fare bullshit or not? Because I’ve had some run ins with cabbies where I wish there was a 230 pound ultimate fighter around to bodyslam that fucker into the pavement. Here’s the googlemap of the oh so fateful route – 35 minutes. Maybe Ricco got hit with one of those bullshit 40 dollar ‘we went near the airport’ fees.

Then there’s Wesley “Cabbage” Correira, my favorite Hawaiian punching bag:

Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday Wesley John Correira Jr. pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

He was arrested earlier this week in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Correira, also known as “Cabbage,” is accused of burglarizing a Big Island home in 2009, stealing $4,200 in electronics.

He’s also charged with stealing an iPhone from a store in April and was indicted earlier this month for auto theft.

Court records show he’s on probation for a 2009 domestic abuse conviction.

Auto theft, electronics theft, and the most egregious crime known to man – iPhone theft! Combine that with the woman whacking parole thing and I think Cabbage is going to spend some time in jail. Hawaiian jail, which I like to imagine is like a pirate isle full of swashbuckling and adventure, but jail none the less.

  • Letibleu says:

    Cabbage gets to hang out with people Dog caught.

  • chim55 says:

    Hermes France has been arrested in Oregon for 7 counts of sexual abuse too.

  • frickshun says:

    ^^Wrong. That’s called being of dark-skinned origin. Not a crime. IT’S A CULTURE!!

  • chim55 says:

    Veteran lightweight and former Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Hermes Franca has been arrested in Oregon on alleged charges of sexual abuse.

    Franca, 36, previously resided in the state and operated Team Hermes Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Clackamas, Ore. The fighter allegedly flew to Oregon on Monday from Florida, where he now resides, and turned himself in to Clackamas County Jail on seven counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and two counts of unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree.

    The news was first reported by on Thursday; confirmed the news with the Clackamas County Jail and a source close to Franca shortly thereafter. According to a Clackamas County Jail official, Franca’s bail has been set at $250,000, and a trial is scheduled for July 12 at 9 a.m. in the Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City, Ore.

    A nine-year veteran of the sport, Franca’s career highlight came in 2007 when he challenged Sean Sherk for the UFC lightweight title. Franca has won three of his last four bouts and is currently scheduled to face Drew Fickett for the Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight strap on June 10.

  • frickshun says:

    ^^I call the fight itself a “lowlight”. The actual highlights were the monster knees he landed square on Sherk’s fucking head @ the start of a couple of rounds.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    This is disgusting and barbaric; I thought this was primates fighting in a cage for money – not uncivilized criminal miscreants like basketball and football!