UFC Veteran Gerald Strebendt Arrested For Alleged Sex Abuse Of A Minor

Gerald Strebendt, who fought once in the UFC over a decade ago, has been arrested by Eugene, Oregon police this past Wednesday (4/25) for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

The Register-Guard reports that the MMA fighter has been hit with a second degree sexual abuse charge for abusing an underage female and he currently resides in the Lane County Jail. Strebendt had been coaching the unnamed minor at a 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Gym in Eugene, Oregon and police are concerned that there could be more victims.

This is just another serious charge in a long list of legal problems for Strebendt, who was previously convicted of killing a man in a road rage incident. Strebendt killed a man by the name of David Paul Crofut with a semiautomatic rifle after their vehicles collided on the Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield, Oregon. The former MMA fighter was just released from prison in 2017 for that incident and was still under post-prison supervision.

Strebendt’s lone appearance in the UFC came back at UFC 44 in September of 2003, suffering a first round knockout loss to Josh Thomson. Strebendt is also a former Xtreme Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion, defeating Pat Carr at XFC 2 in November of 2003.

It has been a decade since Strebendt last fought, which was a loss to Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm at Elite Warriors Championship 3.

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