New Mexico

Former UFC fighter arrest for aggravated assault, battery

A former UFC fighter who has had trouble with the law has been arrested again.

Court records show Cody East was arrested Sunday in Albuquerque before 4 a.m. on counts of false imprisonment and aggravated battery against a household member. He also faces charges of aggravated assault against a household member.

Details of the arrest are unclear. A spokesman for the Bernalillo Country's Sheriff's office did not immediately respond to an email.

East signed with the UFC earlier this year despite being sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 after pleading no contest to three child abuse charges.

He was released by UFC in October after losing two fights.

The 28-year-old was ordered held on a $30,000 cash surety bond. It was not known if East had an attorney.