Saturday, September 11, 2010

Former Fighter Sentenced

California -- A 28-year-old former MMA fighter from San Francisco has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for assaulting an African American man in a Chico bar, and for an unrelated fraud conviction, according to

In 2008, the accused approached the victim in a bar, uttered a racially derogatory term, and knocked him out with one punch. The victim did not know the attacker and the assault was unprovoked, the prosecution said.

During the trial, the defendant said that the incident was nothing more than one in a long line of barroom type brawls in which he had participated.

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