Former UFC and WEC featherweight stand-out Josh Grispi has been arrested twice in the span of four days relating to marijuana possession and intimate partner violence (IPV). The details of the case are shocking to say the least, with police officer Richard Harvey describing it as “the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen” (h/t Taunton Gazette).
Grispi was once scheduled to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title, though – after Aldo fell out due to injury – was matched up against Dustin Poirier, resulting in the first loss of a 0-4 UFC run. During his WEC days, ‘The Fluke’ had far more success, going 4-0 with wins over Mark Hominick and Jens Pulver.
The details of the domestic abuse in question are disturbing, with the Taunton Gazette stating that Grispi trained his pitbull to maul his defenceless wife. What resulted was a series of vicious injuries to Kaitlyn Grispi, Josh’s wife, who was ‘torn apart’ by the dog and was subsequently hospitalised.
Originally arrested on Friday and released on a $2,000 bail, Grispi was once again arrested on Monday after reportedly assaulting his wife once again, as well as using his pitbull to attack her. He is now held on a $100,000 bail and has subsequently pleaded innocent to all charges.
Upon searching Grispi’s house, detective Simonne M. Ryder reportedly found a marijuana farm, weapons and ammunition, with the police forcing Grispi to hand over the weapons.
Even more disturbing is the fact that Grispi’s three-year old child was sitting next to a box of ammo and guns when police arrived.
According to the Taunton Gazette, Gripsi has been charged with the following.
“Two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of violating a restraining order, animal cruelty, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, drug possession to cultivate marijuana and improper storage of a large capacity firearm and rifle or shotgun near a child.”