Jake Heun pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges
Jake Heun is facing a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in Australia. The Rizin veteran was caught red handed distributing cocaine and methamphetamine according to the Daily Mail.
Heun has an MMA record of 15-9 and is coming off three straight Rizin wins. But his competitive career is over and the 34 year old could be handed a life sentence later this month.
Police in Australia became aware of Heun’s activities when a package of methamphetamine labelled ‘bath gel and cologne’ burst open. It was addressed to the mixed martial artist’s old apartment in Melbourne.
An examination of the Rizin fighter’s mobile phone revealed he was also involved in cocaine dealing, along with his girlfriend. She told the court that ‘Heun had been downing a bottle of whiskey a night and snorting up to two grams a day when they met in 2016’.
Heun lost two fights out of three in 2016 and did very well to establish himself as one of the top light heavyweights in Asia given these recent revelations about his lifestyle. He has not fought since Rizin 20 in 2019 when he stopped Satoshi Ishii in under 90 seconds.
Heun has been behind bars in Australia for the last year and could well remain in prison until the end of the decade, depending on how dim a view the judge takes of his drug dealing activities. It is a dramatic fall from grace for a fighter who appeared to be in the verge of securing a light heavyweight title shot with Rizin.