Former UFC fighter Anthony Rocco Martin was arrested over the weekend following an alleged incident at the Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Martin, 31, was given misdemeanor charges of battery and engaging in lewd/dissolute conduct in a public place Saturday, per a report from Greg Haas of local news station 8 News Now.
A report filed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police alleges that Martin got into a physical confrontation with venue security after urinating in public.
Martin was reported to security at the resort after he was seen urinating on the casino floor. The situation escalated when Martin was confronted by security that asked him to leave.
Martin allegedly became “very irate” and made threats to officers after he was asked to leave and show ID. After a guard put up his hand to ask Martin to step back, he was allegedly punched in the throat by the MMA fighter.
Police say surveillance footage recorded by the venue back shows the entire confrontation.
Martin fought 15 times on the UFC roster from 2014 to 2020. He recently departed the promotion following a loss to Neil Magny at UFC 250.