UFC veteran lightweight and American Top Team product Din Thomas was arrested Tuesday in Florida for running illegal cage fights in his local gym. Apparently, police entered Thomas’ training facility and watched 2 fighters compete in an octagon-shaped cage before a crowd of about 150.
Thomas consequently faces a felony prohibited-competitions charge and had to post a $10,000 bond to obtain his release from jail.
As far as I know, there’s been no word from the UFC regarding disciplinary actions again Thomas for his involvement in these illegal fights.
Too bad. I like the way Din-Yero fights, and he seems like a cool guy. But this smacks of the Michel Vick dog-fighting shitfest. How high-profile, local guys expect to run these illegal operations and not expect the buzz to reach the authorities is beyond my understanding.
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