Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans are having a tough time staying on the right side of the law in recent weeks and months.
On the heels of Paul Kelly getting sent up the river for 13 years for being a convicted heroin kingpin, as well as Jeremy Stephens having to answer to assault charges and Reza Madadi getting picked up for burglary in Sweden, among others, it appears that Tim Credeur has added his name to the naughty list.
"Crazy" today (June 24, 2013) turned himself in to Lafayette, La., law enforcement officials in response to an arrest warrant that was issued several weeks ago on drug and weapons charges, according to BustedInArcadia.com. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 alum reportedly was in possession of marijuana, a Schedule I narcotic, along with a firearm.
The actual circumstances of the situation, as well as the possible consequences if found guilty, are unclear at this time.
Credeur, the first-ever Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from "The Pelican State," parlayed his success inside the Octagon to establish Gladiators Academy of Lafayette, which is described on its Facebook.com page as, "the TOP mixed martial arts (MMA) training academy in the Acadiana area." It's no secret that UFC Featherweight prospect Dustin Poirier rose to prominence under Credeur's tutelage.
He last competed at TUF 13 Finale, losing to Ed Herman via first round technical knockout in June 2011. Credeur walked away from the sport with a decent professional record (12-4), winning three and dropping two bouts with the world's leading MMA promotion.