Man was fighting in MMA matches while receiving workers’ comp

A 35-year-old California man is facing four different charges of insurance fraud after he was found to have been fighting in MMA matches while earning an income through the workers’ compensation program.

Raphael “The Noodle” Davis filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2008 after he was allegedly injured while working as a firefighter for the city of Los Angeles. He received these supplemental income payments until May 2011. While he was out of work as a firefighter, he was training and fighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.

Davis was arrested at his home on April 10. He did not object to the arrest and was out on bail in one day’s time. He will be back in court on May 1, and at that time his arraignment will begin.

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