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UFC Vet Paul Kelly Arrested in Drug-Sting | MMA NEWS


By: Jason Kindschy

The Liverpool Echo reports that former UFC fighter Paul “Tellys” Kelly was been arrested Monday, and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Kelly was one of three assailants apprehended due to the drug-sting in which 14 search warrants were executed. Cannabis plants, heroin, firearms, ammunition, and large amounts of money were all confiscated in the series of raids that included several suspects and locations in addition to Paul Kelly.

Heading up the investigation is Detective Inspector Mark Kameen. He stated, “This operation was part of our ongoing crackdown on criminals involved in the illegal drugs trade. These arrests demonstrate the importance of the community supplying us with information so we can take action.”

According to laws in the UK, possession of a Class A drug, like heroin, with intent to supply, can carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. While the maximum sentence for possession of Cannabis, which is a Class B drug, with intent to supply can carry a 14-year imprisonment. Neither outcome looks good for Kelly, who could be facing the full extent of the law.

Paul Kelly, who is now 27, was released by the UFC following the loss he suffered at UFC 126 to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Since his departure from the UFC last year, Kelly has only been in competition one time, losing a decision to Ryan Healy in Super Fight League’s second promotion last month.

Kelly, who was once one of England’s most promising up-and-comers, now faces a long life in jail, and a newfound fight, for his freedom.

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10 Comments to UFC Vet Paul Kelly Arrested in Drug-Sting | MMA NEWS

  1. Elliot Hall says:

    Blown out of proportion he’s been on twitter today and says nothing was seized in his home!

  2. Mr.Rusk says:

    Any one else read Paul and assumed/hoped Daley came afterwards?

  3. DMAC says:

    Hope for Daley to follow really?

    Snitches are at fault for this if it really went down, kill yourselves informant!

  4. Get rid of Fitch (forever) says:

    So funny to hear people talk about daley like he is just some chump. Maybe look up and watch how scared to death Koscheck was when he fought Daley. All Kos did the entire fight was “fitch” him. Also for rest of noobs might want to look up the fight with Daley vs Kampmann and tell me just any chump KO’s Kampmann.

    ASs far as Paul Kelly goes I bet he doesn’t do one day in jail. Look at CHEAT Sonnen he defrauded a federally insured institution ie: bank which is major FELONY and he didn’t do 5 minutes in jail. Oh wait Kelly isn’t going to have the Fertitas and Dana writing letters (bribing the authorities) and showing up to all his hearings. oops maybe Kelly is in trouble

  5. ya herd says:

    lol that was funny get rid of fitch, i am really starting to hate dana 1 example he always goes back on his word and he sits there with a cheesey grin on his face and always talks shit, hes a smart guy hes good at making things sound the way he likes it to sound, he has so many bad points witch alot of ufc fans dont realise!!!!!!! and i think he has sucked GSP off in the bath tub

  6. Damnu says:

    There’s gotta be better mma news out there than this! Unless you are Kelly’s supplier or were looking to score some dope I don’t see where this relates

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