Josh Rosenthal has refereed MMA at the highest level, including the UFC, where he reffed many times, including a world heavy weight title bout between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. The referee was also praised by UFC President, a rare occasion in this sport.
Today the referee however finds himself in a difficult situation and will most likely end up in jail due to his involvement in a high level drug operation:
Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse owned by Rosenthal and an associate that contained 1,356 marijuana plants, according to a copy of the agreement, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) obtained from the U.S. District Attorney's office in Oakland.
The drug's street value was estimated at more than $6 million.
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