Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz accused of assault: 'I got robbed'

Ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz has appeared in a Rhode Island court on a felony assault charge but maintains his innocence and says he's the victim.

Paz is a five-time world champion known for his comeback story after a car crash, which was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This." He's accused of biting a man, knocking out his teeth and sending him to a hospital.

He appeared in Providence District Court on Wednesday but didn't enter a plea and was released on personal recognizance.

Witnesses tell police Paz accused the man of stealing $16,000.

The retired champ told reporters outside court, "I got robbed." When he was asked if he regretted taking the law into his own hands, he replied, "No."