Nik Lentz used Fight of the Night bonus money to pay for father's life-saving surgery
The telephone rang on Christmas Eve, as Nik Lentz was headed to a friend's home for a holiday party. He saw the phone number of his manager, Monte Cox, appear on his caller ID.
Lentz, a UFC fighter, wasn't expecting to hear from Cox. When he saw who it was, he briefly wondered why he'd be getting a call from Cox on Christmas Eve.
Perhaps, he thought, Cox was calling with holiday wishes. Or, he surmised, Cox had a fight offer to present that might have been good news.
Lentz answered and Cox's familiar voice came on the line.
But this was not a pleasant call, definitely one that Cox did not want to make...
Josh Rosenthal gets 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole
Josh Rosenthal, one of the most recognizable referees in mixed martial arts, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. In April 2012, authorities raided a warehouse co-owned by Rosenthal in Oakland, California, and found around 1,000 marijuana plants valued at roughly $6 million.