Professional Athlete Arrested After Beating His Wife in Front of Their Child

February 12, 2019Feb 12, 2019

A professional MMA fighter has just been arrested after police found he abused his own wife in front of their child. Josh Copeland, 36, is facing serious charges in connection with the incident.

According to reports, the victim, who is not named in the complaint, alleges Copeland — who stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 265 lbs. — followed her upstairs as she went to put their son to bed. She further claimed Copeland initiated the shoving, and that she shoved him back, only to be thrown to the floor.

PEOPLE writes that when police arrived at the couple’s residence in Thornton, they were met by his wife, who had "an obvious bruise on her left eye, a cut and was bleeding" as well as "blood down the front of her face and neck.”

The pair had allegedly been fighting over a disagreement about their son's nutrition. At this time, no further details are known about the disagreement.

Copeland was arrested and taken into custody. Many were outraged after his mugshot was released and his photo pictured him smiling for the camera.

Copeland is a former UFC fighter who most recently has been involved with the Professional Fighting League. The league has just issued a statement about his involvement in the incident.

“The PFL has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence,” the statement reads. “Per our company policy, following his arrest, Josh Copeland has been suspended indefinitely," the statement reads.

Our heart breaks for this family and pray for God's love to surround them during this difficult time. Please share your prayers as well in the comments section of our Facebook page. In other recent news, members of the Duggar family have just opened up and shared about the heartbreaking loss they have recently suffered. 

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