Lee Murray went from a notorious drug dealer on the streets of London to one of the most important rising stars in the world of mixed martial arts. Now, he is the mastermind behind one of the largest robberies in British history.
Murray was a case of massive wasted potential. A man who seemed to already have the world at his feet, Murray kept wanting more. The son of a Moroccan father and an English mother, Lee Murray grew up in Buttmarsh in Southeast London. Murray was gang-affiliated, violent, and heavily involved in drug entrepreneurship at an abnormally young age.
Lee Murray Goes Pro
In his first professional fight against Mike Tomlinson, which he won with a kimura submission, everyone noticed that Lee Murray hardly used his left hand. He later revealed that he had broken his hand in two places after a bar fight the night before. He went to the hospital after he had won his fight.
Murray would amass a professional record of 8-2-1 (one No Contest) that included a narrow defeat to Anderson Silva, whom many consider the greatest P4P fighter in the history of the sport. He then got his shot on the biggest stage of all, the UFC. He won, defeating Jorge Rivera with a triangle choke. It was his proudest moment. Had he been able to stay out of trouble there was no measure for how high his ceiling could have been.
Many Criminal Acts
Lee Murray became legendary after his heist of a Securitas Bank that was one of the more well-planned and executed robberies of all time. Growing up in tough projects with a lot of problems, he was a man that had the making of a criminal mind all along. However, he did leave his mark in the ring also. He went the distance with Anderson Silva and submitted Jorge Rivera in the UFC. He may well have been a champ if not for his insatiable greed and need for that adrenaline and cash.
Murray now resides in a mansion in Morocco. Fleeing from extradition to Great Britain, he was arrested by Moroccan police for cocaine possession. Murray was released after eight months in jail and a 27 thousand euro fine. This is not a big deal for Lee as he feels he is untouchable in Morocco since he is a citizen and Morocco is not known for extraditing its citizens under any circumstances.
In conclusion, Lee Murray struck like lightning but crashed like thunder.
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