UFC lightweight Desmond Green was arrested and jailed Tuesday on 20 separate charges, including DUI manslaughter, stemming from his alleged role in a car crash last August that left two women dead!
Green, 29, remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon at the Broward County (Fla.) Main Jail on bonds totaling $194,000, according to online records. A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 19, reports “MMA Junkie”.
Green faces a litany of charges: Two second-degree felony counts of DUI manslaughter; four third-degree felony counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury; third-degree felony posession of cocaine; five misdemeanor counts of DUI property damage; and third-degree felony driving with a suspended license.
Desmond Green has fought three times for the #UFC since he was involved in a car crash that killed two women last August.
He was arrested and taken to jail this week.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) June 27, 2019
State prosecutors said Green cited multiple convictions in Florida and New York for driving without license and other charges in a request to jail him prior to Tuesday’s arrest.
Green’s legal troubles did not stop him from fighting in the octagon. He faced Mairbek Taisumov just once month after the deadly collision and lost a unanimous decision. He went on to fight twice more, picking up consecutive wins, including a decision over Charles Jourdain in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y.