UFC veteran Rob Broughton sentenced to more than 8 years in prison after acting as ‘executor’ for drug ring
Former UFC heavyweight Rob Broughton will spend the next eight and a half years in prison after being convicted in the UK for his role in a drug ring involving millions of dollars in cash and cocaine.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Broughton was arrested in connection with a criminal ring led by brothers Alan and John Tobin, who allegedly supplied huge amounts of drugs to various gangs across England. While their main activity was cocaine, the drug network also sold heroin, cannabis and ketamine.
Broughton was convicted after serving as a “muscle” and “executor” for the Tobin brothers as he carried large sums of money and collected debts from people who owed them money. Broughton transferred around £ 30million in cash – over $ 41million in US dollars – while also providing services to Anthony and Leon Cullen, who ran a “heavily armed drug gang” in England.
The drug ring operated between 2016 and 2020, with police eventually arresting a massive shipment of cocaine valued at around £ 20million. Although Broughton had no direct interaction with the drugs, he “enforced unpaid debts” and moved money for the drug network.
Broughton confessed to his role in the drug smuggling operation, but despite his attorney’s best efforts to classify his crimes as money laundering, the judge in the case disagreed.
In the end, Broughton was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison with Judge Garrett Byrne adding: “I have no doubt that you have a strong sense of letting your family down and I hope when you are released you will have their best interests at the forefront of your life. listen. “
Broughton fought in the UFC three times between 2010 and 2011 while going 1-2 overall. He last competed in 2015 after spending much of his career training at the legendary Wolfslair Gym, which is the same academy where notable fighters such as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Cheick Kongo were previously at. the House.