Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Daniel Barrera is sitting in a jail in Hawaii right now charged with a misdeamonr for assaulting a high school age girl in the wrestling room.
From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald:
According to Deputy Prosecutor Glenn Shiigi, the police report indicates 36-year-old Daniel Lee Barrera of Keaau walked uninvited into wrestling practice at Pahoa High School, came up behind the girl as she was in a wrestler’s position on hands and knees, and struck her three times on the back with an open palm, causing pain and redness. The girl reportedly told police she had never met Barrera prior to the incident.
“They invited me into the school to help them wrestle. I’m a very, very skilled grappler,” Barrera told the court.
Barrera is being held on $2,000 bail as a result of prior run-ins with the law, including disorderly conduct and harassment. His hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28.
Barrera (3-1) competed on season six of the Ultimate Fighter. He was eliminated by Ben Saunders. He then went on to fight three more times before retiring in 2010.