Former UFC heavyweight star Wesley ‘Cabbage’ Correira has clearly hit upon hard times since gracing the Octagon, and according to Hawaii’s Tribune-Herald newspaper he’s currently facing charges of both first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

The 32 year-old was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday for an offense dating back to 2009 in which he’s believed to have burgled a residence, stealing a television and electronic equipment valued in total at $4,200.

Meanwhile the additional charge of theft originates from April when Correira is alledged to have stolen an iPhone from a store.

‘Cabbage’ is currently in custody, something that’s not new to him as his police record shows that he’s been in trouble with the law several times over the years.

With his distinctive bald-headed, overweight appearance and ability to take seemingly endless amounts of punishment in the cage while delivering some heavy blows of his own, Cabbage was a well known figure in the MMA scene, fighting four times for the UFC between 2002 and 2004, going 2-2 in the process.

He also fought for various other promotions in his 19-14 career overall, including several appearances at Hawaii’s own ‘Rumble On The Rock’ show. His career fizzled out a few years ago though after going 1-3 between 2007-2008, mainly against unheralded opponents on the regional circuit.


  1. I heard it said somewhere: “You can take the native out of Hawaii, but you can’t take the Hawaiin out of the native.” I’m not sure if that applies here or not.