Przemyslaw Mysiala, 41, a professional mixed martial artist fighting out of London, England, was sentenced to seven years in jail for his role a drug ring.
“The Polish Bear” from Maidenhead, Berkshire, appeared in court for sentencing on Thursday after a jury took just over three hours to find him guilty of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of criminal property following a trial last month.
Mysiala has held six championship belts in his pro career which began in 2004. His record stands at 24-12-1 and he last competed in the PFL Playoffs in 2022 where he was defeated by way of unanimous decision in a heavyweight bout against Lee Chadwick.
The fighter, originally from Poland, was stopped on the A11, near Attleborough, with £72,000 in cash in his car on December 8, 2021.
Norwich Crown Court heard that shortly before then, Mysiala had delivered two kilos of cocaine at a rendezvous in Trowse, on the Norwich outskirts – one of four trips he had made to the city – which was observed as part of a covert police operation.
Seven co-defendants were last year sentenced to almost 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to their roles in the conspiracy last year.