UFC fighter Reza Madadi was arrested in Sweden on Sunday, suspected of burglary after two men lead police on a high-speed chase on late Friday morning. He currently faces charges for abetting larceny and aggravated theft.
A full report of the situation is available in Swedish newspaper Expressen. In the report, three men broke into a Bottega Veneta store, one of them allegedly being Madadi, and made away with approximately $150, 000 USD worth of items and lead police on a car chase. Two men were arrested and taken into custody shortly thereafter.
Madadi denied the allegations made against him through his lawyer Ivan Fialdini.
This isn’t the first time that Madadi has gotten in trouble with the law. In the early 2000s he was convicted of a number of crimes, notably for assault after getting into a fight in a parking lot. In 2009 he was also taken into custody as a suspect in a major helicopter heist at a money depot but was released and determined to be not guilty.
The Swedish MMA Federation has suspended Madadi for the time being until the issue is resolved.
Madadi is 2-1 in the UFC and is currently coming off a win over Michael Johnson at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s currently scheduled to face Michael Chiesa at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27.