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WEC featherweight Garcia arrested in cocaine ring bust

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WEC featherweight Leonard Garcia was arrested Thursday for his alleged connection to a drug trafficking organization, according to a report by KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Texas.

Garcia is currently ranked by MMAFighting.com as the number four featherweight in the world after his TKO win in February over Shooto and K-1 veteran Hiroyuki Takaya. Before joining the WEC, Garcia competed three times for the UFC.

The drug bust was a culmination of a four-year investigation involving a cocaine ring from El Paso to Hub City.


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Post #1   3/30/08 10:47:50AM   

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Bra this is soo damn old it is not even funny

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Post #2   3/30/08 11:12:14AM   

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Posted by The_Grim_Reaper

Bra this is soo damn old it is not even funny



Well i don't know bout old... link says he's been arrested last thursday and the date is march 27th on the article, oh and yo yo bra...made me laugh

Post #3   3/30/08 11:33:47AM   

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Posted by The_Grim_Reaper

Bra this is soo damn old it is not even funny



Post #4   3/30/08 12:29:21PM   

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OMG this is like brand new information

News is only NEWs if its from the same day, otherwise people should be able to assume it has been posted or search 1st but thanks anyway for trying to contribute

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isn't this the guy who Huerta Pummeled for 3 rounds?

Post #6   3/30/08 6:21:28PM   

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Posted by RMFG_187

isn't this the guy who Huerta Pummeled for 3 rounds?



If I remember correctly, they both pummeled each other. But yes, Huerta did beat him in a really good fight.

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And he is undersized in the lightweight division. Featherweight is a better fit for him.

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7


Posted by RMFG_187

isn't this the guy who Huerta Pummeled for 3 rounds?



If I remember correctly, they both pummeled each other. But yes, Huerta did beat him in a really good fight.



actually, if I remember correctly, Garcia was on his back for 10 outta the 15 minutes getting owned, then when they stood up, Garcia landed a few, but Huerta landed a Ton. I think it was 30-27

Post #9   3/31/08 3:45:15AM   

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I hope this bust doesn't raise prices in my neck of the woods.

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Ten bucks says he gave joe silva free coke to fight in the ufc


Seriously though out of all professional athletes to sell drugs I can understand why Garcia decided to.

I remember when Jamal Lewis got arrested for setting up a coke deal (which he was gonna make $300) on his cell phone. Keep in mind Jamal Lewis made about 4.5 million in 2007 just off his football contract, and hes making coke deals that profit him about as much as weekly paycheck at mcdonalds.

Or when Terrence Kiel from the san diego chargers got busted sending sizzurp (cough syrup with codeine) to texas through shipping.

Leonard Garcia probably makes about $6,000 a fight and less then 50,000 a year after expenses. Im not saying its right for him to sell coke because he doesnt get paid very well. It just seems like he was making a lot more money doing that then he was for fighting professionally which i think is a shame.

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Posted by Sam_Rothstein

I remember when Jamal Lewis got arrested for setting up a coke deal (which he was gonna make $300) on his cell phone. Keep in mind Jamal Lewis made about 4.5 million in 2007 just off his football contract, and hes making coke deals that profit him about as much as weekly paycheck at mcdonalds.



Lewis made this mistake in 2000 as an amateur athlete out o fTennessee making $0 per year, before he was ever drafted. The charges were what were brought against him when he was a millionaire, 4 years later.

Similar to what could be the case with Garcia; which is why I won't speculate.

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Posted by The_Grim_Reaper

Bra this is soo damn old it is not even funny





Post #13   4/1/08 9:35:56AM