Ex-UFC featherweight fighter Josh Grispi has been jailed after allegedly assaulting his wife at least two times in recent days, according to a report.
The Taunton Gazette on Wednesday reported that Grispi used a dog to maul his wife, and he is currently being held on $100,000 bail in a correctional facility in Massachusetts.
“It’s the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen,” said Middleboro police officer Richard Harvey to the newspaper.
Police said that Grispi trained a pit bull to attack his wife, and he would often choke the dog unconscious after the attacks, according to the report.
Grispi was arrested Friday on five counts of improperly storing a large-capacity firearm near a minor, three counts of improperly storing a rifle/shotgun near a minor, as well as assault and battery.
After posting bail of $2,000, the report read, police arrested Grispi again on Monday for a number of charges, including assault and battery, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, drug possession to cultivate marijuana, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of violating a restraining order and animal cruelty.
Upon searching Grispi’s home on Monday, police found 20 marijuana plants, 15 grams of cocaine, and a box of unsecured guns and ammunition next to where the former fighter’s children played, the report read.
The former contender’s wife, Kaitlyn Grispi, is reportedly hospitalized and recovering from her injuries.
Grispi last fought in February 2013, a unanimous decision loss to Andy Ogle at UFC on Fuel TV 7. The Ogle loss was Grispi’s fourth in a row, and he was subsequently release from the UFC thereafter.