PFL Indefinitely Suspends Josh Copeland After Alleged Domestic Violence Incident


Josh Copeland was a finalist in action at PFL 11, losing the $1 million prize via fourth round TKO to Philipe Lins.

A report from TMZ Sports is stating that Copeland was arrested at the fighter’s home on February 2 by Adams County, Colorado law enforcement for an alleged domestic violence incident against his wife. The report states that Copeland punched his wife in the face, leaving her bloodied and bruised from the attack.

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According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, police arrived at the home and there was "an obvious bruise on her left eye, a cut and (it) was bleeding. There was blood down the front of her face and neck."

Copeland also allegedly took his wife’s phone during the attack so she couldn’t call anybody for help. Copeland has been charged with second degree assault, obstruction and child abuse (the incident took place in front of the couple’s child). The PFL veteran claims that he doesn’t remember what went down on that night and he is due back in court next week.

The following statement has been released by the PFL to MMA Junkie:

“The PFL has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence. Per our company policy, following his arrest, Josh Copeland has been suspended indefinitely.”

There has been no comment from Copeland on the matter, while his agent in Brian Butler tells MMA Junkie that “there is an ongoing investigation and until we have all the facts we can’t comment.”

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