According to FOX 35 in Orlando, Calen Holcomb, 34, was pulled over in Cape Canaveral last week. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office say that, while attempting to back into a parking spot, Holcomb almost hit a building.
Deputies said that when they made contact with Holcomb he appeared to be stumbling. The deputies claimed they also noted a smell of alcohol and that Holcomb’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy.
Holcomb reportedly refused to participate in both a breath test and a field sobriety exercise. During the encounter Holcomb apparently repeatedly mentioned that he is a professional mixed martial artist.
Holcomb is indeed a pro fighter, with a record of 0-2. His pro bouts came in 2014 and 2016 in the Real Fighting Championships and Orlando City Fights promotions. As an amateur Holcomb amassed a 3-0 record.
When telling deputies about his combat sports experience, Holcomb allegedly offered to give the cops a month of free MMA classes in exchange for letting him go. Deputies claimed Holcomb also offered to sweeten the deal by beating up other suspected criminals.