A professional mixed martial artist who was on pre-trial release in a past drug case has been arrested for an alleged attack that saw an off-duty law enforcement officer ‘brutally beaten’.
“2 Slick” Ricky Camp, a bantamweight who has amassed a 12-4 record in MMA, was apprehended this past weekend in Tumon, Guam. His arrest came after an individual accused Camp and others of jumping him in a parking lot.
The alleged victim, who recognized the 31-year-old athlete, told police that Camp had sought to fight him. After attempting to avoid a confrontation, he claimed to have been sucker-punched before being struck with a combination by the fighter, which led to him losing consciousness.
Camp was arrested alongside another individual, identified to be 28-year-old Joseph Christopher Mendiola. While Mendiola reportedly admitted to striking the off-duty officer in the face during questioning, Camp denied the attack and stated that he simply spoke to the alleged victim in an attempt to gain information about a damaged vehicle.
The mixed martial artist was charged with aggravated assault as a third-degree felony, with a special notice of commission of a felony while on felony release, as well as one count of misdemeanor assault.
Police also connected Camp to a home invasion case and two other ongoing assault investigations unrelated to the alleged attack alongside Mendiola. That resulted in an arrest on suspicion of home invasion, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, and use of a deadly weapon.
Camp, Ex-LFA Fighter, No Stranger To Legal Trouble
Sunday’s incident occurred despite Camp being on pre-trial release relating to a 2019 drug case.
The MMA fighter was charged with importation of a Schedule II controlled substance as a first-degree felony, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver as a first-degree felony, and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance as a third-degree felony.
Those charges came after the 31-year-old was accused of smuggling five pounds (2,282 grams) of methamphetamine into Guam via a package mailed from Las Vegas. A magistrate report noted that the parcel was addressed to Camp’s home in Tumon, where police tracked it before arresting him.
“2 Slick” pleaded not guilty to the charges. Just this past December, he requested to change attorneys while appearing in the Superior Court of Guam over three years on from the arrest, per The Guam Daily Post.
Camp’s latest incident comes just over a month before he was scheduled to make his return to MMA competition.
Having not competed since a victory under the LFA banner in 2021, he was originally slated to square off against former UFC veteran and ex-EliteXC champion Wilson Reis this past March at Cage Warriors 149 in San Diego.
After that matchup fell through, Camp was booked to challenge for a regional title on October 13. The status of that bout remains unclear.
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