Ex UFC fighter Luis Pena was arrested on Tuesday. This marked his third publicly-known run-in with Johnny law since this summer. That has not been a string of good luck for him at all.

According to Broward County, Florida obtained by TSN, Pena “faces two new misdemeanor charges: battery and criminal mischief.” He is currently being held at Paul Rein Detention Center in Pompano Beach, and no bond has been set.

Pena was arrested in June on felony charges of robbery, battery, and criminal mischief. His second arrest took place on October 10th where he faced simple battery and domestic violence charges. .

UFC released Pena from his contract just hours after the news broke of his second arrest. They released a statement on the matter that held the company’s official stance on the matter.


We will continue monitoring this story here at Thirsty. Pena is a good fighter and he had a lot of potential. It appears his personal demons are getting in the way. Hopefully, it will have a happier ending than the current circumstances that he is in.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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