Former Bellator fighter Joe Taimanglo, the moment a leading bantamweight contender, was arrested in Guam for possession of meth and an illegal handgun.
Taimanglo, a 36-yr-outdated native of Guam who is a prolonged-time MMA veteran, was arrested on Thursday in his residence region following currently being uncovered with a gun and narcotics. In accordance to a report from The Pacific Each day Information, Taimanglo was found driving a scooter with expired tags, prompting Guam police officers to pull him around.
According to court documents, officers noticed a glass pipe and a handgun on Taimanglo’s scooter. The officers had been offered consent by Taimanglo to look for the scooter, where they located the handgun to be loaded, a glass pipe, and a baggie of a substance found in a fanny pack that later tested good for methamphetamine.
In accordance to the report, “Taimanglo was arrested and billed with possession of a firearm with no a firearm ID as a 3rd-degree felony, unlawful possession of a hid firearm as a third-degree felony, and possession of a Routine II controlled material as a third-degree felony.”
Taimanglo (24-9-1) manufactured his MMA debut in 2004 and fought generally for the PXC promotion in Guam. He later on competed for DEEP in Japan and racked up a 17-4-1 record right before remaining signed by Bellator in 2013. From 2013 to 2018, Taimganlo was just one of the top rated bantamweight contenders in the advertising. Taimanglo held a 7-4 all round file in Bellator that includes notable wins about both of those Darrion Caldwell and Joe Warren.
Following the earn in excess of Warren in March 2018 by split final decision, Bellator and Taimanglo parted ways. Taimanglo most a short while ago competed for the WCFA marketing in Bahrain, the place he suffered a unanimous choice loss to Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev. He has dropped 3 of his past four fights and his very last battle arrived again in November 2018. Following this latest arrest, there is no ensure Joe Taimanglo will move into an MMA cage whenever soon.