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Former UFC Fighter Arrested for Beating up Wife, Siccing Pit Bull on Her

grispiFormer UFC fighter Joshua R. Grispi was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting his wife for the second time in the span of four days, reports the Tauton (Mass.) Daily Gazette. The Gazette reports Grispi had his pit bull trained to attack his wife according to Middleboro (Mass.) Police:

“It’s the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen,” police officer Richard Harvey said.

Grispi was also arrested last Friday for assaulting his wife, but released on $2,000 bail.

Harvey said the victim was “chewed up” by Grispi’s pit bull, which had been trained to attack her. She is in the hospital with serious injuries, he said.

The Gazette provides more details from the arrest:

When Middleboro Detective Simonne M. Ryder searched the house Monday, she uncovered a pot farm, weapons and ammunition, police said.

Grispi was ordered to, nicknamed “The Fluke.” hand over his weapons, many of which were not secured, after the second incident. He said Grispi 3-year-old was sitting next to a box of unsecured guns and ammunition when police arrived.

Grispi is charged with two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of violating a restraining order, animal cruelty, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, drug possession to cultivate marijuana and improper storage of a large capacity firearm and rifle or shotgun near a child.

Grispi went 0-4 in UFC and hasn’t fought since 2013.

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