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Former mixed martial arts fighter faces barrage of legal troubles

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    K-1 fighter Wesley "Cabbage" Correira mugs for photographers at the Ala Moana Center stage.
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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.

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