Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 4 participant Jeremy Jackson has reportedly been handed a sentence of 25 years to life for the 2008 rape of his former girlfriend.

Jackson, 28, was sentenced by Judge Rebecca Riley of California’s Ventura County Superior Court on Monday, according to a report from the Ventura County Star. The fighter pleaded guilty on Dec. 13 to multiple charges stemming from the alleged June 2008 incident, including forcible rape.

Per the report, on June 28, 2008, Jackson sent a series of “erratic and threatening” text messages to the unnamed Oxnard, Calif., woman before raping her at gunpoint with a BB gun. Jackson allegedly later admitted to planning the crime in secretly recorded telephone conversations.

Prosecutor Thomas Dunlevy told the Ventura County Star that Jackson, who has been jailed since his arrest on June 30, 2008, was potentially facing 60 years to life.

A California native, Jackson is perhaps best known for his brief stint on “TUF 4,” during which he was ejected from the reality show by UFC President Dana White for leaving the filming premises without permission, allegedly to rendezvous with a female lifeguard. Despite not competing in the tournament, Jackson fought at the season finale against Pete Spratt, to whom Jackson submitted in the second round after suffering an apparent neck injury.

Jackson has not competed in a sanctioned MMA contest since March 2007.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The TUF 30 - Part Two

  • 25 days ago

Tonight, a new season of The Ultimate Fighter begins on FOX Sports 1, with 32 fighters battling it out for a UFC contract. It’s the same road once traveled by some of the Octagon elite, and today, we read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter: McGregor vs. Faber episode 1 discussion

  • 25 days ago

Tune in tonight for the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter season 22, as coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber look to lead their men to victory. In the immortal words of Michael Buffer: "It's.... TI read news >>

Report: Alvarez fighting Pettis on January 17th, possibly in Boston

  • 25 days ago

It sounds like two of the world's best lightweights have a fight in the works with reports surfacing of a booking between Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. Former champions will apparently come toget read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 22 - Episode 1 Preview

  • 25 days ago

The newest installment of The Ultimate Fighter will kick off tonight with a special two-hour episode on FOX Sports 1, as 32 lightweights from around the world join coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah read news >>

TUF 22: 'McGregor vs Faber' results, recap for episode 1 on FOX Sports 1

  • 25 days ago

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), coached by featherweight rivals Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber, returns for season 22 later tonight (Weds., Sept. 9, 2015) with a two-hour premiere on FOX Sports 1, begin read news >>

Morning Report: John Dodson upset over fans blaming his loss to Demetrious Johnson on newborn daughter

  • 25 days ago

Just prior to his title bout against flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 191, John Dodson and his girlfriend welcomed a newborn daughter into the world. Johnson had arrived in Las Vegas for read news >>

UFC 191 medical suspensions: Mir and Arlovski draw potential six-month terms

  • 26 days ago

Although a slugfest never really materialized between veteran heavyweights and ex-UFC champs Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski, their three round meeting at UFC 191 left both with right-hand injuries tha read news >>

Morning Report: Max Holloway believes a UFC event in Hawaii would draw B.J. Penn out of retirement

  • 26 days ago

Would an event in Hawaii be enough to bring former UFC champion B.J. Penn out of retirement? Max Holloway thinks so. "I heard Dana White talking about UFC: Hawaii," Holloway told fans on Periscope (v read news >>

Morning Report: Nate Diaz slams Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone for getting 'punked' by Conor McGregor

  • 27 days ago

If you missed the UFC's "GO BIG" event on Friday, don't worry. All you really need to know is that Conor McGregor has fights booked through 2020. McGregor's actually fighting featherweight champion J read news >>

Reebok payouts for UFC 191 reportedly total $192,500 for 'Johnson vs. Dodson 2'

  • 28 days ago

It's time to see who got paid. Now that UFC 194 -- which went down last night (Sat., Sept. 5, 2015) from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada-- is in the books, it's time to see who read news >>