Cage Fighting and Workman’s Comp Don’t MixInsurance Fraud, s — By Trace America on April 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM
Peanut butter and jelly, dogs and chew toys, a hammer and nails; those are things that go together very well. You know what doesn’t go together? Worker’s Compensation benefits and MMA fighting. At least not for a certain California firefighter.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Los Angeles firefighter Raphael Davis was arrested on suspicion of insurance fraud after investigators stumbled upon him competing in seven MMA fights while he was supposed to be out on workman’s comp.
Though officials wouldn’t release what sort of injuries kept him out of work, common sense would tell you that whatever it is, it’s very unlikely that the injury that’s keeping him from fighting fires would still allow him to fight people. Davis, who has an overall record of 12-2, went 6-1 while on leave. Two of those fights were for M-1 and another two were for Bellator. If you Google him, you will see that Davis’ fighting name is “Noodle,” even though he apparently hasn’t been using his noodle very much lately.
The question here of course is ‘how did he think he was going to get away with this?’ The fights are very often uploaded to YouTube, and his stats are listed all over the internet.
If convicted, he could spend up to five years in jail.
But at least we know he has the survival skills for jail.
This post is authored by Trace America.