The former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco “Suave” Rodriguez can’t keep himself out of trouble it seems. Rodriguez reportedly was taken by officers after allegedly assaulting a cab driver following an altercation Wednesday night in Ahwatukee, Arizona. To make matters worse, Rodriguez required three officers to subdue the martial artist, slapping a resisting arrest charge on his list of crimes. Rodriguez is now awaiting a hearing in Maricopa County Jail at an undisclosed time.
Rodriguez has left a black eye on the sport in the recent years as he appeared on reality tv show ‘Celebrity Rehab‘ along with his public struggles with obesity drug abuse and troubles with the law.
Rodriguez looked to be on his road to recovery as of late defeating TUF contestant James McSweeny via uananimous decision at the recent BAMMA 5 event giving him his 11 straight victory. Now with his troubles with the law returning we may not see the talent in the sport for some time unfortunately.