Former UFC fighter Luis Pena has been arrested for the third time since June 2021. It seems like it is very hard for him to keep himself out of trouble. This is the third time that Luis Pena has been arrested and is in custody since Wednesday. According to Broward County, Fla. online arrest records, Pena, 28, faces two new misdemeanour charges: battery and criminal mischief. TSN was first to report the news Wednesday. Pena is being held at Paul Rein Detention Center in Pompano Beach, Fla. No bond has been set.
In October Luis Pena was taken in custody for putting his hands on Two women. Police in Deerfield Beach, Fla. arrested Luis Pena on misdemeanour charges of domestic violence and battery. Pena was booked at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale. He was arrested in June 2021 by Florida police officers for “Robbery by sudden snatching” and “Battery and criminal mischief” that allegedly took place on June 14, 2021.
Luis Pena after getting arrested twice in a year was released by the UFC. He was previously suspended by the NSAC for Marijuana use. After going through so many personal issues, Pena had to face consequences for them as he was cut from the UFC.
UFC officials informed TMZ Sports that they have terminated Pena’s contract following his second arrest.
“UFC is aware of the disturbing allegations concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena. Mr. Pena has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues and the organization has on multiple prior occasions attempted to help him get professional treatment,” the UFC told TMZ Sports in a statement. “At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of him, and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated.”
Luis Pena made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale against Richie Smullen. He won the fight via submission in round one. In his last UFC fight, Pena faced Alexander Munoz at UFC on ESPN 22. He won the fight via a controversial split decision. Luis had a good fighting style and with more experience, he could have made it to the top of the sport but due to his lack of determination towards his fighting career and other personal stuff, he had to pay the price with his UFC career.