Former UFC Fighter Tim Credeur Surrenders in Louisiana on Drug, Gun Charges
Former UFC middleweight Tim Credeur
was arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges after turning
himself in to authorities.
The Lafayette, La.-based Daily Advertiser reported
Tuesday that the mixed martial artist and Gladiators Academy owner
was charged with possession of marijuana and the illegal carrying
of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. According
to the report, police found marijuana and a gun inside Credeur’s
vehicle after the 35-year-old was pulled over for a seat belt
violation on April 15.
Sherdog.com confirmed Tuesday with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s
Office that a warrant for Credeur’s arrest was issued on May 29.
Credeur turned himself in yesterday at the Lafayette Parish
Correctional Center and was later released after posting two bonds
Credeur introduced himself to UFC fans as a cast member on “The
Ultimate Fighter” Season 7, advancing to the show’s semifinals
before falling to Jesse
Taylor. “Crazy” made his official UFC debut in 2008, rattling
off stoppage wins over Cale
Loughran and Nick Catone
before dropping a unanimous decision to former title contender
Quarry at Fight Night 19. Credeur last competed in June 2011,
when he returned from nearly two years on the shelf to face
Herman at the “TUF 13” finale, falling via technical knockout
in just 48 seconds.
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