UFC middleweight Sedriques Dumas found himself in legal trouble after being arrested early Tuesday morning in Florida on felony battery charges. Escambia County jail records confirm Dumas’ booking at 6:13 a.m. local time, although specific details surrounding the incident were not disclosed. The news of Dumas’ arrest was first reported by TMZ.

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Dumas, currently held without bond, broadcasted live on his Facebook page during a conversation with members of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The interaction revolved around an investigation into a disturbance call, with Dumas claiming he was merely walking down the street to “blow off some steam.” Authorities responded to a call alleging Dumas’ involvement in a disturbance, purportedly made by a woman who indicated her boyfriend was causing a commotion at her door. Dumas refuted the allegations, clarifying that they were no longer together.

Video footage posted on social media and TMZ captures Dumas’ exchange with law enforcement officers, culminating in his arrest.

According to jail records, Dumas remains incarcerated and is scheduled to appear in court on March 5.

Who is Sedriques Dumas? 

Sedriques Dumas (x/@spinninbackfist)

The 28-year-old fighter boasts a professional record of 9-1 and most recently competed at UFC 294 in October, securing a unanimous decision victory over Abu Azaitar. This triumph marked his second consecutive win inside the octagon.

Dumas earned his spot in the UFC after impressively submitting Matej Penaz at Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2022. Since then, he has amassed a record of 2-1 in the promotion, with victories over Cody Brundage and Azaitar. His sole loss came against Josh Fremd in March last year.

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The circumstances surrounding Dumas’ arrest remain under investigation, with further details expected to emerge as the legal process unfolds. As Dumas navigates this legal challenge, the UFC community awaits updates on the resolution of his legal situation and potential implications for his fighting career.