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Homer “Rock” Moore arrested on suspicion of Murder

First, before we break the news, we here at MyMMANews would like to say that just because a fighter competed once in the UFC, they should not be labeled a ‘ Former UFC Fighter,’  merely for a headline.  Some news sites are labeling Homer Moore as such, yet the fact is, the man has not competed in the organization in 13 years, and of his 33-career bouts, only one was with the UFC.  Should everyone be labeled as something they ‘once’ did years ago?  Next headline:  Former school student, now 47-years old, arrested for…” 

This type of labeling is done merely for the headline and only hurts the sport.

Now…..back to the news.

42-year old, Homer Moore was taken into custody Monday afternoon on suspicion of involvement in a murder case in Tempe, Ariz., that is nearly 15-years old.

The case dates back to 1999 when Karam Hussein Jabbar, was reported missing one week prior to being found by police in August 1999 at a grocery store parking lot in Mesa, Ariz.

Jabbar was found deceased inside the trunk of a vehicle, both hands and feet bound, and a bag over his head. A medical examiner concluded Jabbar died of “asphyxiation due to deprivation of oxygen due to ligatures and [a] plastic bag over [his] head and neck.”

The case went cold for years, however Tempe police, assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Maricopa County Attorney’s office, this week identified Moore as one of the primary suspects involved in the murder. Moore is being detained by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and is being held on a $1 million bond.

Moore who has 33-career bouts last fought in March 2013 when he defeated Vincent Lawler.

He was submitted by the late Evan Tanner in November 2001.  It was Moore’s only appearance inside the UFC octagon.

As of press time Moore has only been arrested for his ‘involvement’ in the case. An investigation is still pending.

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

Owner/Editor/Journalist at MyMMANews
Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them click. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

One Comment

  1. Great read Eric. I appreciate you putting it out there that a fighter who competed professionally 35 times with only one ufc match is kind of a “bush league” move to use the title “FORMER UFC FIGHTER…”.