MMA fighter Luis Pena has been released by the UFC following his arrest over the weekend on charges of battery and domestic violence.
Pena was arrested on Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on charges of battery and domestic violence after he allegedly had struck his partner multiple times.
In a statement released by the UFC, the organization has revealed that they have taken the decision to terminate Pena’s contract following his arrest.
“At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of him and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated,” they said.
It’s not the first time Pena has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. In June, the MMA fighter was arrested on similar charges, but they where later dropped by police at the request of his girlfriend.
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