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Ex-UFC Fighter

Popped for DUI

3/4/2013 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez -- who also appeared on the first season of "Celebrity Rehab" -- has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement, Rodriguez was busted in L.A. yesterday morning at 1:25 AM. He was subsequently booked for misdemeanor DUI. Details surrounding the arrest are unclear.

He was released several hours later on $5,000 bail. 

Ricco's rep tells TMZ, "When Ricco was arrested the police officer said he blew a .1. When they had him take another breathalyzer at the station only a few minutes later he blew a .08. We are wondering how a breathalyzer dropped .02 points after a very short time." Ricco's rep says they plan to fight the charges.

Law enforcement tells us, Ricco voluntarily took a breathalyzer test ... and it's not uncommon to get slightly varying results.

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Decker    

Hi TMZ, how about dispaying the last answer first and end the 'yikes' guy?

516 days ago
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joker316    

The police is fool of **** and they know it. Why you think police are always eating donuts is cause they smoke weed too ;)

516 days ago
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Los Pepes    

Spaghetti with boiled eggs in the meat sauce tonight

516 days ago
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dathan    

Another Drunk athlete......

516 days ago
5.

lord flashheart    

DUI...what a loser.
Hug a tree dude.

516 days ago
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Jordan    

Dr. Drew is doing a great Job with Celebrity Rehab, So far what 7 deaths and countless celebrities still On drugs and Alcohol?

516 days ago
7.

kitnplayn    

Americans are selfish and arrogant. They don't care about people on the street when they drive drunk. Maybe you should decide how to travel before you take the first drink. Idiots.

516 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

516 days ago
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Professor Sherlock     

Who's a and why does it look like they're getting a finger though? I want to not become personally invested.

516 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Not the first nor the last trouble for Ricco.
Guy's got problems.

516 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

If he was on Celebrity Rehab he's a dead man soon.

516 days ago
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DeeMaree    

Quit driving DRUNK! You will kill someone. It's selfish. It's stupid. It's against the law. Just don't do it. Call a cab, call a friend, ask the place your drinking at if they have car service. When you are going out and planning to drink just leave your car home. Don't drive there. Use your head when your sober and maybe no one will be dead when your drunk.

516 days ago
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516 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

Not trying to be facetious but has Celebrity Rehab been successful for anyone?

516 days ago
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Pac-man    

Lots of people get arrested for DUI and need alot of help to fight their case. There is also online DUI videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz4TWal574s
that can be of help.

515 days ago
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