Former UFC fighter Edwin Dewees arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse

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Former UFC fighter Edwin Dewees Jr. was arrested and charged last Thursday (July 28) in Arizona with two counts of child abuse after police discovered his twin two-year-old sons alone on the side of the road.

The Daily Courier has the details:

At 2:20 p.m., a person told an officer about two small children walking alone near Road 1 North and Cactus Wren.

The officer immediately found two 2-year-old boys, one wearing just a T-shirt, walking barefoot down Road 1 North, said Cmdr. Mark Garcia of the Chino Valley Police Department.

For nearly two hours, officers tried to find the children's home and their caretaker, but could not, Garcia said.

Dewees maintains he put his children down for a mid-afternoon nap only to discover they were missing when he went to wake them after his wife returned home later in the day.

"Babyface," who may need a new nickname in light of this recent incident, was booked into the Yavapai County Jail and his children were placed into child protective services pending further investigation.

Dewees (37-15), who also appeared on season four of The Ultimate Figthter (TUF), is still an active mixed martial artist, having last competed at "Bully's Fight Night 2," losing to Jacen Flynn via submission (rear naked choke) earlier this month.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for further details on this story as it develops.

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