(Updated on 12/19/2016; Read Below) Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/2/2...oubled-past-includes-rape-assault-child-abuse This is a long read guys, but boy is it worth it. So the UFC signed 12-1 heavyweight Cody East based on his performance in Legacy FC (which will be featured on the series Lookin' for a Fight). 11 of East's victories have come by way of stoppage or submission and he is scheduled to debut April 23rd at UFC 197. Sounds like a promising prospect until one digs further. Bloodyelbow's Mookie Alexander reports that East has had a colorful life, to say the very least. In 2005, East was arrested on sexual assault charges at the age of 17. A year later, he was denied entry into an out of state college based on violations stemming from the conditions of those charges, which he would be acquitted of (he plead innocent and spent time at a juvenile detention center during the interim). In 2007, we find 19 year old East arrested on charges of aggravated assault and child abuse. Officers had to draw weapons onto East (who held a knife) to subdue him, when they were called in response to a melee that broke out at East's home. East was throwing a party where he "hip-tossed 14 to 15 year old girls", breaking several girls noses, and allegedly also attacking his own mother and father during a fit of rage. In 2008, East was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his transgressions during the party, which included serving alcoholic beverages to minors. It doesn't stop there either. The UFC has yet to comment regarding their newest commodity. Update 12/19/2016: Cody East has been arrested again, this time for - you might have guessed it, domestic violence. Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/12/...-east-arrested-for-domestic-violence-mma-news After East found out he could not defeat men in the UFC cage, going 0-2 vs. Walt Harris and Curtis Blaydes (he lost both bouts via TKO), the now former UFC fighter was arrested early Sunday morning in Albuquerque charged with assaulting a housemember and false imprisonment. KRQE News 13 first reported the arrest. As of 11:00 PM he was reported still behind bars for this, yet another incident on a growing record of indecency. Bond was set at $30,000. He was released from the UFC in October.