UFC lightweight fighter Reza Madadi has been arrested for an incident in the early hours of Friday when he allegedly broke into a shop and made off with $150,000 in luxury handbags in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was alleged that a party of three were caught on security camera making off with the bags, some being highly valuable first-editions, however Madadi’s participation in the crime hasn’t yet been confirmed – he has denied the charges since being arrested.
No further details are as yet available on the status of the UFC star. He is an Iranian and Swedish national who fights in the mixed martial arts category and won the Superior Challenge lightweight title in 2011. Known by his stage name, ‘Mad Dog’, he has a record of 11 wins in 13 bouts but has had mixed results recently. He has never been ‘stopped’ in all his professional career fights.
Prize money for these fights is substantial, why he needed to rob a store has industry insiders puzzled. The theft took place at the Bottega Veneta store in Stockholm involving a gang of three. They were apprehended after a high-speed car chase.
The Tehran born fighter has been based in Sweden for several years.