Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Rory Markham was arrested Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2013) in Chicago, Illinois for Domestic Battery and is currently being held at the Cook County Sheriff's Department of Corrections. His bail is currently set at $250,000.
Markham dropped off the mixed martial arts (MMA) map after getting bounced from the UFC following back-to-back losses to Dan Hardy and Nate Diaz. He was able to pick up a win in the organization with a "Knockout of the Night" stoppage of Brodie Farber at UFC Fight Night 14.
Prior to making his UFC debut, Markham competed in the International Fight League (IFL) as a member of Pat Miletich's "Quad Cities Silverbacks."
This is not the first time that Markham has been found himself in legal problems. He was arrested earlier this year in Iowa on Felony Assault charges. He was released on a $10,000 bond for that incident.
Illinois legal code defines Domestic Battery as "causing bodily harm to any family or household member" and is considered a Class A misdemeanor. The charge can be upgraded to a felony if the accused has a prior conviction for a similar offense.
MMA Mania reached out to the Cook County Sheriff's for comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication.