Former UFC fighter Renzo Gracie and his cousin and fellow MMA fighter Igor Gracie were both arrested outside a New York City nightclub early Monday morning according to Fox Sports. The initial story was reported by the New York Post.
Both Gracies and five other people have been charged with second degree gang assault after an incident that allegedly left one of the club’s bouncers with a broken arm. The alleged crime occurred at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning at 1 OAK, a trendy club in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan.
They face a potential sentence of up to 15 years in state prison.
Renzo Gracie, last fought in the UFC in 2010 against Matt Hughes, but lost via 3rd Rd TKO at UFC 112. He carries a 13–7–1 MMA record. His first fight was all the way back in 1992. He has fought names like Frank Shamrock, Pat Miletich, BJ Penn and Dan Henderson.