Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was allegedly arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
TMZ.com first reported the news.
Rodriguez was reportedly pulled over at 1:25 a.m. and later booked for misdemeanor DUI after failing a breathalyzer test. Law enforcement told TMZ that Rodriguez voluntarily took the breathalyzer test.
He was released several hours later on $5,000 bail, and plans to fight the charges.
He and the UFC parted ways following two more losses in late 2003. His professional MMA record stands at 49-19. He last fought in December, losing to Ante Delija in Croatia. He has lost eight of his last ten fights.
Rodriguez is known outside of MMA circles for his appearance on the first season of the VH1 reality series “Celebrity Rehab.”