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Former UFC Fighter Josh Grispi Arrested Twice in Four Days for Assaulting Wife

Written by Tom Ngo
August 7th, 2014
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Former UFC featherweight Josh Grispi (pictured) was arrested this past Friday, then again on Monday, for assault and battery and multiple firearms charges.

According to the Taunton Daily Gazette, Grispi was initially taken into custody Friday for assault and battery, four counts of improper storage of a large-capacity firearm near a minor, and three counts of improper storage of a rifle/shotgun near a minor.

The 25-year-old was released on $2,000 bail.

Grispi was then arrested three days later for violating the conditions of his release. Officers also found a pot farm and a box of guns and ammunition unsecured next to Grispi’s 3-year-old.

Grispi’s grandmother now has custody of his child.

Grispi pleaded not guilty to all charges in court Tuesday. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail at Plymouth House of Correction in Massachusetts.

Per the police report, Grispi abused his wife two times within a four-day span and had trained his pitbull to attack his wife and that she had been “chewed up” in an assault.

His wife is now recovering from her injuries after being hospitalized.

“It’s the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen,” Middleboro police officer Richard Harvey told the newspaper outlet.

Grispi was last seen dropping a unanimous decision to Andy Ogle at UFC on FUEL TV 7. The February 2013 defeat marked his fourth straight loss and Grispi was subsequently cut from the UFC.

“The Fluke” owns a 14-5 professional record.

UFC president Dana White quickly distanced the promotion from Grispi by spotlighting an error SI.com initially made in their report by stating Grispi was a current UFC fighter.

“Hey @SInow do some homework. Josh has not been in the UFC for over 18 months. I expect that from goofy websites not you,” White posted on Twitter.

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