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Tito Ortiz arrested for driving under the influence

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According to a Jan. 6 report from ABC News, former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz was arrested after he hit a freeway median in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday morning.

Ortiz, 38, was determined by authorities to be under the influence of alcohol, and he was immediately placed under arrest.

The former UFC star reportedly had two passengers in his car at the time of the single-car crash, although it was not revealed who those people were.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the accident.

"The California Highway Patrol says the 38-year-old Ortiz lost control of his vehicle about 3:50 a.m. Monday on Interstate 405 as he was driving his 2012 Porsche Panamera," ABC News reports. "Authorities say his car hit a concrete center median and his sports car had moderate damage."

Ortiz, who is also well-known for his rocky marriage with adult actress Jenna Jameson, was one of the UFC's biggest early pay-per-view draws, due to his epic fights with the likes of Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock.

Since his retirement from MMA in 2012, he has taken on a management role, including representation of some of the top female fighters in the world.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" recently made headlines for managing Invicta FC star Cris "Cyborg" Santos.

Ortiz hasn't made any official statement on his arrest.

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