Ex-UFC fighter Anthony Rocco Martin arrested for allegedly punching security guard after urinating in hallway
Former UFC fighter Anthony Rocco Martin is facing multiple charges after a recent arrest.
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrest report obtained by MMA Junkie on Wednesday shows Martin was arrested Nov. 20 for allegedly urinating on a casino floor and punching a security guard at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The arrest was first reported by 8 News Now Las Vegas.
According to the report, Martin began to get hostile towards a security guard who asked him to show some identification after a surveillance camera spotted him urinating in a casino hallway. When the guard told him to back up, Martin responded by punching him in the throat.
At around 1:30 a.m., police arrested Martin. The arresting officer stated in the report Martin became very agitated and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Martin is facing charges misdemeanor charges of battery and engaging in lewd/dissolute conduct in a public place. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 19.
The 31-year-old parted ways with the UFC in January after fighting out the final fight on his promotional contract last June at UFC 250. In 15 UFC fights, Martin picked up notable wins over Sergio Moraes, Ryan Laflare, Ramazan Emeev, and Jake Matthews.
Since his UFC departure, Martin openly discussed health complications that landed him in the hospital. Following a knee surgery to repair an injury, Martin contracted an infection that caused further complications. He has not competed since.