The eight year fighting career of Paul Kelly could be over, as news surfaced Friday that the UFC veteran has been convicted of trafficking heroin and is facing a lengthy prison term.
According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, a jury has unanimously decided that Kelly is guilty of drug trafficking charges, and the 28 year-old fighter is awaiting sentence as a result. After the four day trial, Judge Mark Brown reportedly informed the jury that they had based their decision on the “clearest evidence”.
Kelly made his UFC debut way back in January, 2008, and worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Paul Taylor. The Liverpool fighter was let go by the promotion following a submission loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 126 in February, 2011.
Kelly went 5-4 during his time with the UFC, and most recently, he had earned two consecutive wins while competing in the United Kingdom.
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