Ricco Rodriquez Allegedly Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI | MMA NEWS

March 6, 2013 10:05 am by bjpenndotcom

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez was reportedly pulled over and arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, California.

According to MMAWeekly, Rodriguez was booked for misdemeanor DUI after failing a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement stated that Rodriquez was cooperative and voluntarily took the breathalyzer test. Several hours after the arrest, the VH1 “Celebrity Rehab” alumni was released on $5,000 bail.

Ricco Rodriguez became the UFC Heavyweight Champion in 2002 after defeating Randy Couture at UFC 39. About 6 months later, he lost the belt in his first title defense against Tim Sylvia. After two more losses in 2003, he was released from the organization and continued his career elsewhere.

Now, after losing 8 of his last 10, and being arrested on suspicion of DUI, it is evident that Ricco Rodriguez has fallen on some very hard times.

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