This past Friday, the Iranian-born, Swedish fighter was given a sentence of a year-and-a-half in jail after he was convicted of aggravated burglary. He was one of a group of men who were convicted of breaking into a high-end handbag store in Stockholm and stealing merchandise.
Over the weekend, UFC president Dana White had indicated that if Reza Madadi was indeed convicted, he would be immediately released from the organization. True to his word, once it was made official, the fighter was released.
“Following his conviction by a court of law in Sweden, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its relationship with Reza Madadi based on its Fighter Code of Conduct and the provision of its promotional agreement concerning fighter conduct,” a statement released by UFC officials said on Tuesday.
In addition to the jail time the men will be serving, they will also be required to pay damages. Madadi has until Sept. 6 to appeal the conviction if he chooses to, but at his time remains in jail.
Madadi has a career record of 13-3, as well as going 2-1 inside the UFC. He was last inside the Octagon in April when he was victorious over Michael Johnson in Sweden.