'Iron Mike' Whitehead sentenced to jail

BY foxsports • January 19, 2012

A mixed martial arts fighter once featured on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" is going to prison for one to four years for the attempted sexual assault of a woman at his home in April 2010.

Michael "Iron Mike" Whitehead sobbed as he was handcuffed Thursday following sentencing by Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon.

Whitehead, who lives in Tucson, Ariz., also has to register as a sex offender and pay about $2,400 in restitution.

Whitehead pleaded the equivalent of no contest last September to one felony charge in a deal that avoided trial on four sex assault, attempted sex assault and lewdness charges.

He was accused of attacking a 32-year-old woman while she slept and of groping a 28-year-old woman at his home following a party.

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