UFC releases Reza Madadi after 18-month prison sentence for burglary in Sweden

Photo courtesy of Martin McNeil

Hejdå! Don't let the door hit ya' where the good Lord split ya' ...

It's been a rather rough week for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Reza Madadi. Check that: Former UFC Lightweight Reza Madadi.

"Mad Dog" was recently sent up the river for 18 months after he was found guilty for grand larceny in a brazen pre-dawn smash-and-grab raid on a high-end handbag boutique in his native Sweden. He, along with his two henchmen, was also slapped with several fines as compensation for the damages.

To watch video surveillance of the crime, as well as to get more details about Madadi's legal punishment, click here.

Based on nature of the crime, in addition to his lengthy sentence, UFC released Madadi from his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) obligations, citing his violation of the promotion's Code of Conduct. The official statement reads as follows:

"Following his conviction by a court of law in Sweden, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its relationship with Reza Madadi based on its Fighter Code of Conduct and the provision of its promotional agreement concerning fighter conduct."

Madadi, 33, boasted a solid professional MMA record (13-3), with two victories in three Octagon appearances. He kicked off his tenure with a submission over Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC on FUEL TV 2 in April 2012 and most recently stopped Joe Lauzon smasher, Michael Johnson, with a Brabo choke at UFC on FUEL TV 9 just four months ago.

For more details on Madadi, who appears to be the first UFC fighter cut for bad behavior, and his arrest click here and here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker