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Cabbage Correira Faces Numerous Charges

There’s an easier way to make a living than crime, Cabbage.

If you’ve been wondering what UFC-veteran Wesley “Cabbage” Correira has been up to during his break from MMA, then let’s just say it doesn’t exactly sound like he’s been eyeing a comeback. When the MMA community last heard from Correira, who last fought in April of 2008, he was suspended by the CSAC over failing to live up to his contract to fight at the Wargods freak show in February of 2009. Now, the 32 year old Hawaiian has recently pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including first-degree burglary and second degree theft. If found guilty, Cabbage can face up to ten years in prison.

Details, courtesy of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, after the jump.


Butterbean Goes Down Again, Saki and Hari Win Big at K-1 World GP 2008

(Eric “Butterbean” Esch vs. Wesley “Cabbage” Correira)

The K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 went down Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, with Turkish kickboxer Gokhan Saki cruising through the event’s eight-man tournament thanks to three consecutive knockouts of Deutsch Puu, Rick Cheek, and Randy Kim. The GP’s quarterfinal round featured a match between Eric “Butterbean” Esch and Wesley “Cabbage” Correira, who previously fought in an MMA bout at Rumble on the Rock 8, where Butterbean won a doctor’s stoppage victory after two rounds. This time the ‘Bean wasn’t so lucky, as he suffered a head-kick knockout in the second round, which dropped his K-1 record to 2-4.

Another fighter who didn’t make it to the semis was American Gladiator/kickboxer Justice Smith, who lost a hard-fought decision to Mighty Mo Siligia — Mo was unable to continue to the GP’s second round, and was replaced by alternate Randy Kim, who knocked out Correira in the semis before being put down by Saki in the finals.

In the non-tourney superfights, K-1 World Heavyweight Champion Badr Hari needed all of seven seconds to knock out Domagoj Ostojic, and Min Soo Kim outlasted one-time UFC fighter Scott Junk to a unanimous decision win. Full results and video of the Hari/Ostojic knockout are after the jump. Props to MMA Mania and Bloody Elbow.