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UFC vet gets jail time for running illegal cannabis farms

UFC veteran Karlos Vemola has been reportedly sentenced to one year in jail for running illegal cannabis farms.

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Former UFC fighter Karlos Vemola has been sentenced to one year in jail for his involvement in multiple illegal cannabis farms in Europe, according to a report from International Business Times.

Vemola, his former partner, Sarah Sharp, and Sharp's parents, Linda Sharp and Terrance Byman -- the four individuals tied to the case -- were convicted at St. Albans crown court in Hertfordshire, England. All four suspects pled guilty to conspiring to produce cannabis.

During a raid in January 2014, police found "skunk cannabis worth £18,200 (over $25,000 USD), as well as UV lighting, ducting and plastic sheeting" at one of the properties.

Vemola (16-5) compiled a 2-4 UFC record during a three-year tenure in the promotion. He got released following a submission loss to Caio Magalhaes, and went on to win seven-straight in smaller promotions. In his latest outing this past August, he dropped a stoppage loss to Jack Hermansson at Warrior Fight Series 4.

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