After his last loss in the octagon in 2011 (to Donald Cerrone at UFC 126) you couldn’t have thought things would get worse for Paul Kelly. Sure, he lost his job with the biggest MMA company in the world, but that didn’t mean that he needed to turn to nefarious means to make ends meet…oh, he did?
Evidently, Kelly was sentenced to 13 years for “Class A” drug trafficking. According to MMA Mania and the Liverpool Echo, Judge Mark Brown had this to say:
“You are an individual who has traveled widely in the course of MMA and as such would have contacts abroad. It is significant that the seizures involved large amounts of import quality heroin. In my judgement, you decided to supply Class A drugs when your contract with UFC was terminated. You obviously enjoyed the high life and saw selling heroin as an easy way to make money.”
This sucks for his family and friends, but man, what a dumb decision.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, Paul Kelly, UFC
Source: MMA Mania