Former MMA fighter Lee Murray today found himself facing an additional 15 years behind bars on top of the 10 year sentence he’s already serving for masterminding the biggest cash robbery in UK history.
In February of 2006 a gang led by Murray robbed a Securitas depot and made off with $92.5 million. Three months later he was arrested in Morocco where he had been living in luxury, and in June of this year he was finally handed what was seen as a relatively lenient ten year sentence for his part in the crime.
Unfortunately for Murray a hearing held on Tuesday in Morocco led to his sentence being adjusted to 25 years. If he serves the full sentence the London, England born fighter will be in his fifties when he’s released.
Before achieving infamy as a record breaking criminal Murray had been a respected mixed martial artist, producing a record of 9-2-1, including a solitary fight in the UFC against Jorge Rivera which he won by submission in the first round.
His last fight came in September of 2004, a decision loss to Anderson Silva at Cage Rage 8.
A film about Murray’s life, focusing on the Securicas robbery, but also including his MMA career, is currently in the pipeline.