Josh Copeland has been arrested yesterday. The former UFC fighter who last vied for a chance to win 1 million dollars at PFL allegedly got into an altercation with his wife – and according to multiple reports punched her in the face.
Copeland is … let’s say not famous for his good reputation:
TMZ reported the arrest:
It’s all detailed in the police report obtained by TMZ Sports … law enforcement in Adams County, Colorado raced to the couple’s home on Feb. 2 after reports of an attack.
Copeland’s wife said the two had been arguing — when 36-year-old Josh pushed her so she pushed him back.
The two continued to attack each other — with Copeland’s wife admitting she slapped him in the face multiple times.
Finally, Copeland’s wife said the 6’1″, 265-pound fighter “then punched her in the face” and threw her on the bed. She says Copeland also took her phone so she couldn’t call for help. Cops say they later found her phone in Josh’s pocket.
Cops say Josh had redness and blood on his face — but did not remember punching his wife.
Copeland’s wife was transported to a nearby hospital. Josh was arrested and booked for second-degree assault, obstruction and child abuse … since the whole incident allegedly took place in front of their child.
Copeland is due back in court next week.
The Professional Fighters League has suspended heavyweight fighter Josh Copeland indefinitely following a report that he was recently arrested for a domestic violence incident.
Below is the official statement from the league provided to MMA Fighting:
“The PFL has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence. Per our company policy, following his arrest, Josh Copeland has been suspended indefinitely.”
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