Report: UFC Vet Paul Kelly Convicted of Trafficking Heroin
By FCF Staff
UFC veteran Paul Kelly is facing a lengthy stint in prison, as the fighter has reportedly been found guilty of trafficking heroin by a British jury.
According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, the 28 year-old Kelly is awaiting sentence, after a jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict Friday. The trial lasted four days.
Kelly hasn’t fought in the UFC since February, 2011, when he was submitted by Donald Cerrone in the second round. The veteran fought nine times in the Octagon and put together a 5-4 record with the promotion.
The Liverpool fighter made his Octagon debut in January, 2008, and earned a unanimous decision win over Paul Taylor.
More recently Kelly had earned back-to-back victories while competing in the U.K.