Former UFC fighter Wesley “Cabbage” Correira isn’t doing so well outside the cage.
Correira on Thursday plead not guilty in Hilo Circuit Court to charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree theft, according to a report from Hawaii’s Tribune-Herald.
Police arrested Correira on Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing a home in September 2009. He apparently took a television and assorted electronic equipment and games valued at approximately $4,200, according to the report. The second-degree theft charge stems from an incident on April 8, when he was accused of taking an iPhone from behind the counter of a store.
Correira is currently in custody with bail set at $19,900.
A search of court records in Hawaii revealed that Correira has faced a litany of charges ranging from abuse of a family member to auto theft to contempt of court, amongst others.
Correira is probably best known in mixed martial arts circles for the amount of punishment he took at the hands of Tim Sylvia in their fight at UFC 39. He went on to fight three more times in the Octagon, winning two fights before succumbing to the punches of Andrei Arlovski.
The majority of the rest of Correira’s career was spent fighting in Hawaii, frequently fighting for B.J. Penn’s promotion “Rumble on the Rock.” He also fought one time each for the WEC and EliteXC, along with a few smaller promotions.
He finished his career with a record of 19-14, losing six of his last eight bouts.