Lee Murray Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

Former UFC middleweight Lee Murray has been sentenced to 10 years in a Morocco prison for his involvement in the Kent Securitas bank robbery.

Murray and a group of fellow robbers broke into a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. They left with over $92.5 million in cash.

Murray, the alleged mastermind of the operation, fled the United Kingdom for Morocco following the heist. Murray’s father is Moroccan, which enabled Murray to claim Moroccan citizenship. Kent officials began working with Moroccan authorities after it was determined that Murray could not be extradited back to the U.K for trial.

Police have recovered almost $31 million of the stolen funds.

A Sports Illustrated article covering Murray and the bank heist has been optioned for film, and the movie is being developed by Darren Aronofsky.

Murray’s last mixed martial arts outing came in 2004, when he lost a unanimous decision to current UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. He last appeared in the UFC at UFC 48, beating Jorge Rivera by armbar in the first round. Murray’s most famous UFC moment, however, came when he was involved in a street fight with Tito Ortiz after UFC 38.