Former UFC Fighter Kimo Leopoldo Arrested in Tustin
TMZ is reporting that former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo was arrested this afternoon in Tustin after police discovered a "small amount of what is believed to be meth" in his car.
What's interesting is what led them to search his car in the first place: He was dressed in a Long Beach police jumpsuit. He's still in custody, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and police are looking into how he got his hands on the uniform in the first place. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 18.
The 41-year-old German-born Leopoldo has a professional record of 10-7-1, first fought for UFC all the way back in 1994 at UFC 3, losing to mixed-martial arts legend Royce Gracie. His last UFC match was in June of 2004, losing to another MMA icon, Ken Shamrock, in what ended up being Shamrock's last UFC victory. Leopoldo spent much of his career in Japan, and last fought in 2006, losing to Wes Sims by TKO.
This is just the latest in a number of bizarre incidents involving MMA fighters in Orange County. Justin Levens was found dead this past December in Laguna Niguel in what is believed to be a murder-suicide; his Southern California Condors teammate Jeremy Williams, also of Laguna Niguel, commited suicide in May 2007. Irvine's Quinton Jackson was arrested last July for felony reckless driving and felony hit and run.
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