Rafael Davis, Laid-Up L.A. Firefighter, Arrested After He’s Caught MMA Fighting — D.A: VIDEO

By Dennis Romero

LA Weekly

April 10, 2012

Link: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/04/rafael_davis_firefighter_lafd_mma_fighter_workers_comp_fraud.php


  • Prosecutors say that laid-up L.A. city firefighter Rafael Davis was caught moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter, under the name “The Noodle.”
  • The 35-year-old was arrested at his Lomita home at 9 a.m. this morning on suspicion of insurance fraud, according to a statement from the L.A. County District Attorney’s office.
  • He was hit with four felony counts of insurance fraud, the office says.
  • Prosecutors contend that the Los Angeles Fire Department employee filed for workers compensation insurance between Dec. 2, 2008, to May 20, 2011, even as he fought in MMA bouts.

Watch “The Noodle” Fight:


  • The most irritating thing about this case is that he could have pursed an MMA career while still working as a firefighter because firefighters get several days off between shifts.

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