TMZ.com is reporting that “old school” UFC competitor Kimo Leopoldo was arrested by Orange County police on Monday for possession of methamphetamine.
According to the report, Leopoldo first attracted the attention of officers by wearing a Long Beach Police Department jumpsuit adorned with a cloth badge that was exclusive to employees of the law enforcement agency.
Officers subsequently stopped the 41 year-old fighter and searched his car, where the drug was found.
Kimo has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is in the custody of Tustin police.
It’s not a stretch to think the incident may have a negative influence on his bid to become the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission. In a press release sent last week, the fighter announced he was applying for regulatory position in order to clean up the corruption supposedly left in the wake of Armando Garcia’s resignation.
“Since most MMA fighters seem to be coming out of my backyard in southern California, I want to talk to local wrestlers about the benefits of staying drug free and how to remain positive even when times seem too tough,” Leopoldo said. “I don’t want anyone to make the same mistakes I made and, if I can save just one young person, my efforts will be worthwhile.”