Josh Copeland might be in some serious trouble after allegedly punching his wife straight in the face, according to TMZ Sports.
The MMA star has been charged with second-degree assault, obstruction and child abuse after he allegedly struck his wife in the face as his child looked on in horror.
It should be noted that the same TMZ report also claimed that Copeland’s wife “slapped him in the face multiple times.”
When they arrived at the home, Copeland’s wife had “an obvious bruise on her left eye, a cut and was bleeding. There was blood down the front of her face and neck.”
Copeland’s wife said the two had been arguing — when 36-year-old Josh pushed her so she pushed him back.
Finally, Copeland’s wife said the 6’1″, 265-pound fighter “then punched her in the face” and threw her on the bed. She says Copeland also took her phone so she couldn’t call for help. Cops say they later found her phone in Josh’s pocket.
Cops say Josh had redness and blood on his face — but did not remember punching his wife.
Copeland was good enough to have a stint in the UFC in 2014 and 2015 and has a overall 18-6 record.
Copeland is due back in court next week.
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