Firefighter receives workers’ comp while participating in MMA fights

An MMA fighter residing in Los Angeles was arrested at the beginning of April and charged with four separate counts of insurance fraud.

Raphael Davis, whose nickname in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world is “The Noodle,” was working as a firefighter when he claimed that he was unable to return to work due to an injury. He filed claims for workers’ compensation in December 2008, and he continued receiving the payments until May 2011.

While he was earning these checks, he was allegedly still participating in MMA fights. He fought in seven fights between 2008 and 2011. If Davis is found guilty of the four charges, the maximum sentence attached to these charges is five years in prison.

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