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    Paul Kelly holds a fairly unique distinction in the UFC, having been released after a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 126. His name will fall into further infamy after Friday, when he was convicted of trafficking heroin in his native United Kingdom.

    According to The Liverpool Echo, jurors returned a unanimous verdict after a four-day trial.

    The paper reported that the 28-year-old Kelly is facing a "long" prison sentence as a result, but did not specify possible lengths of time.

    Judge Mark Brown told jurors that they'd made the right decision, and that he considered Kelly to be the head man in the organization.

    Prosecutors successfully argued that Kelly and his friend Christopher St John McGirr were "major" dealers in the area. They were arrested in May 2012 after a series of raids in Liverpool and Sefton. At the time, marijuana plants, heroin and significant amounts of cash were found, police said.

    The Echo reported that when the verdict was announced, Kelly shouted "I've got two kids," and his father was removed from the court after an outburst.
    Source: Former UFC fighter Paul Kelly convicted of trafficking heroin, faces lengthy jail time - MMA Fighting


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    Well Mr. Kelly I'm sure many of the herion addicts you sold to had kids too, kids some may never see again or who may think their parent is better off dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    Well Mr. Kelly I'm sure many of the herion addicts you sold to had kids too, kids some may never see again or who may think their parent is better off dead.
    Very well said my friend.


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    So he used MMA as a front to garner money for drug trafficking, lets see if this is another story that the news uses to say MMA ruins the youth.


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    Already posted my friend.
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    For me, Paul Kelly's #1 highlight was the Cerrone fight when he had the 'glove touch' issue and eventually got choked out.

    'Whoa, what was that?' Paul Kelly cheap shot on Donald Cerrone at UFC 126 - MMAmania.com

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    Paul Kelly vs. Paul Taylor, aka the Battle for the Name Paul, was definitely his career highlight.

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