A well-known former Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial artist from the Big Island has a slew of legal problems.
Wesley John Correira Jr. pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary and second-degree theft, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday. He was arrested earlier this week in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Correira, also known as "Cabbage," is accused of burglarizing a Big Island home in 2009, stealing $4,200 in electronics.
He’s also charged with stealing an iPhone from a store in April and was indicted this month for auto theft.
Court records show he’s on probation for a 2009 domestic abuse conviction.
He is being held in lieu of $19,000 bail.
The 32-year-old fought four times in the UFC and was a favorite among fans for his ability to absorb punches.