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Prosecutors decline to charge UFC fighter in domestic violence case

May 13, 2010 |  6:48 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a679a626970c-500wiOrange County prosecutors said Thursday that they are declining to file charges against mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Huntington Beach where he lives with his girlfriend, adult film star Jenna Jameson.

"We declined to file charges based on insufficient corroboration to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt," said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office.

Last month, Huntington Beach police responded to a domestic violence report in the 16700 block of Baruna Lane, authorities said. Ortiz, an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and light heavyweight champion, was taken into custody and later released after posting $25,000 bail, police said.

Jameson was quoted on video and on Twitter saying she was the victim. Officials said Jameson's father called authorities about the alleged abuse.

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: L.A. Times file