Wisconsin MMA Fighter James Warfield Faces Multiple Felony Charges After Allegedly Attacking Police Officers at Janesville McDonalds
A four-fight losing streak is the least of the problems for James Warfield after the Wisconsin mixed martial artist allegedly attacked multiple officers and even a police dog over the weekend in Janesville.
Warfield, a 33-fight veteran that has competed within nationally recognizable promotions such as Shine Fights, Victory Fighting Championship, and the Championship Fighting Alliance, is in police custody after reportedly causing a major disturbance at a McDonald's in Janesville on Friday night.
According to reports, Warfield tossed a boulder through a window of the fast food restaurant and then "attacked multiple officers, and continued resisting after four attempts to use a taser as well as pepper spray" according to WIFR.com.
Sergeant Todd Kleisner later commented on the situation saying, "Preliminary toxicology results showed he had THC in his system. But that typically wouldn't cause someone to react like that...it's more of a depressant than what he was displaying. So at this point we don't know why his behavior was that way."
The severely serious situation could result in a lengthy sentence for Warfield who according to WIFR "faces multiple felony charges including battery on a police office, attempted battery on a police officer, and vandalism".
For those who knew Warfield the reports are extremely disheartening and depressing. Blessed with hands of dynamite and a love to entertain, "The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" was a staple throughout the Wisconsin MMA circuit and one of the Midwest's most consistent performers.
In all likelihood this incident could spell the end of Warfield's athletic career. If so, he will leave the sport with a record of 22-11, never once having won a fight via decision.
Most recently, Warfield dropped his fourth straight fight just over a week ago at the hands of Chris Lozano via first round TKO. He had been scheduled to square off against Abel Trujillo in Florida at "Championship Fighting Alliance 7" later this month, but that fight will almost certainly be scrapped.