Once A Promising UFC Fighter, This Air Force Vet Can’t Stop Getting Arrested

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Daniel Barrera, on the right, was arrest three times in one week.

Daniel Barrera, on the right, was arrest three times in one week.

Things don't look like they can get much worse for Daniel Barrera, the Air Force veteran who made a career as a cantankerous scrapper on the sixth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

After being arrested for a misdemeanor assault of a high school wrestler last week, he was charged with making “terroristic threats” against a fellow UFC alum and imprisoned for the third time in a week.

The police report indicates that Barrera walked into wrestling practice at Pahoa High School in Hawaii, came up behind a girl as she was in a wrestler’s position on hands and knees, and struck her three times on the back with an open palm, according to The Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

After being released on bail twice in the previous week, Barrera made a “terroristic threat” against Hilo District Judge Harry Freitas; former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn; Penn’s older brother, JD Penn; and police officers whom Barrera claimed beat him up.

On Feb. 5, Barrera was also removed from court after making a scene, screaming and yelling at all those present.

Barrera served for six years as a firefighter in the Air Force. It was during his time in that he began boxing. A wrestler in high school, he became one of the military’s best boxers with a 13-3 record that included a close loss to Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward. He fell in love with MMA and found fame shortly after separating.