Just today, the UFC's Dana White revealed that Pat Cummins will replace an injured Rashad Evans in the co-main event of UFC 170 in a fight against undefeated two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier. Unfortunately, as soon as the UFC called him up into the big time, the former Penn State wrestler probably knew that MMA media would immediately report on his criminal history. In 2011, Pat Cummins served eight months in jail for burglarizing some fraternity houses in State College, Pennsylvania back in 2008.
UFC 170: So Who is Pat Cummins Anyway?
Pat Cummins, Daniel Cormier's new opponent in UFC 170's light heavyweight co-main event, served jail time for a burglary conviction.
Convicted with Cummins was former Penn State wrestling teammate and MMA fighter Eric Bradley. While the intricacies of what they did remain unclear, and they maintain that their acts amount to little more than a prank, a judge found that what they did worthy of jail time and probation.
The UFC has now thrust Cummins into the spotlight, and with the attention to his stellar amateur wrestling background and promising fighting career, comes scrutiny of unfortunate events in his past.
Bloody Elbow will continue to bring updates on this issue if any new information comes to light.