UFC lightweight Reza Madadi
was arrested Friday in Sweden after allegedly burglarizing a
designer handbag store, according to a report from Swedish tabloid
Madadi and two associates allegedly made off with roughly $150,000
in stolen bags. Those actions were reportedly caught by a security
camera, and an alarm sounded just after 5 a.m. on Friday. According
to the report, several limited edition bags were allegedly stolen
from a display that was separate from the store proper. Madadi
denies the charges levied against him, according to the report.
An Iranian-born Swede, Madadi, 32, began his mixed martial arts
career in 2006 and posted 11 wins in his first 13 outings en route
to capturing the Superior Challenge lightweight title in 2011. “Mad
Dog” made his Octagon debut the following year at UFC on Fuel TV 2,
where he submitted previously unbeaten Yoislandy
Izquierdo with a second-round guillotine choke.
Since his auspicious UFC foray, Madadi has gone 1-1, falling in a
split decision to “The Ultimate Fighter 15” alum Cristiano
Marcello to close out last year before kicking off 2013 with a
third-round submission of “TUF 12” finalist Michael
Johnson last month at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Madadi owns eight of
his 13 career victories by way of submission and has never been
stopped in more than six years as a pro.