UFC Terminates Luis Pena’s Promotional Agreement
By FCF Staff
Following the disturbing allegations of domestic violence that have been brought against Luis Pena, the UFC has terminated the fighter’s contract.
The 28-year-old fighter was arrested this past weekend in Florida on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and simple battery. According to the police report, Pena is accused of striking two women with a closed fist.
Since then, the UFC released the following announcement (transcript via MMA Junkie).
UFC is aware of the disturbing allegations concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena. Mr. Pena has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues and the organization has on multiple prior occasions attempted to help him get professional treatment. At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of himi, and consequesntly has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated.
Pena (9-3) made his way into the UFC in 2018, after competing on The Ultimate Fighter. Pena proceeded to go 5-3 in official, UFC bouts.