Rodriguez, 35, was allegedly pulled over around 1:25 a.m. and was reportedly booked for misdemeanor DUI. According to the report, Rodriguez was released several hours later after posting a $5,000 bail and may protest the charge.
Rodriguez, who is known outside the cage for his stint on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab,” captured the UFC heavyweight title from Randy Couture in 2002 but relinquished the belt to Tim Sylvia in his first title defense. Rodriguez parted ways with the UFC in 2003 and went on to compete under the WEC, IFL and EliteXC banners, in addition to fighting regularly on the regional circuit.
More recently, the 68-fight pro has lost eight of his last 10 bouts and was last seen falling to Croatian prospect Ante Delija on Dec. 21. Rodriguez owns 38 of his 49 career wins by either knockout or submission and has been finished just five times in nearly 14 years as a pro.view original article >>
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