Former UFC star Phil Baroni has been arrested in Mexico for the murder of his girlfriend.
The arrest was reported by Tribuna De La Bahia on Monday.
According to the report, Baroni got into an argument with his girlfriend after she revealed she had cheated on him.
Baroni then allegedly threw her into the shower after she refused to take one, which caused her to fall and hit her head.
Baroni claims he helped her back to bed, then left the room to get her cigarettes and beer upon her request. When he came back into the room, the woman was unconscious.
Baroni then allegedly flagged down police who were patrolling the neighborhood and told them that his girlfriend was unconscious and needed help.
Bruises on her face and body indicate she was assaulted. An autopsy will be held to figure out the cause of death.
Baroni was arrested by the State Tourist Police and is being held by the Municipal Court of Valle De Banderas.
Known as the “New York Bad Ass,” Baroni was a fan-favorite fighter due to his action-heavy style and boisterous persona. Ultimately, Baroni left the sport with a middling record of 16-19, having gone 3-6 inside the Octagon.