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Old 10-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Former K-1 kickboxing champion Badr Hari has been in legal trouble for a while and things are just getting worse. He's been in a Dutch jail for a while now and according to AD.nl (a major Dutch news site) is facing charges in 8 cases of violent assault including one for which he may be charged with Attempted Manslaughter, a crime that could mean a 10 year prison sentence.

Our own Fraser Coffeen detailed the incident for which Hari may be charged a couple of months back:

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On July 9, Hari attended a party at the Amsterdam ArenA. Also at the party was Dutch millionaire businessman Koen Everink. At some point in the night, Everink was assaulted in his VIP box, badly beaten, with his ankle shattered to the point that he may never fully walk again.

Hari's name was quickly implicated in the case, though his exact involvement was unclear. After a period of police investigation that included Hari leaving the country and subsequently being named the prime suspect, the K-1 fighter came forward and admitted his guilt. According to Hari, yes, he had been directly involved in the attack and had struck Everink. With that admission of guilt, Hari was jailed, where he now awaits a court date.
It's a sad waste of talent.
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As much as I love him as a kickboxer, in all reality, he seems to be a bit of a menace to society, and perhaps the best place for him to be is behind bars. Really is a waste of talent, though. He probably won't get ten years, but he will definitely be doing some time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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He's a crazy mixed up kid
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Fair enough, he sounds like a prick anyway....
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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The guys a nasty piece of work, always has been. You could see it in the ring asnd there have alwasy been stories outside the ring of his chaos. From him going on the run a few years ago to his pitiful displays of arrogance & lack of sportsmanship in the ring. Total lack of respect for his opponents and the K-1 banner that gave him stardom and riches.

I won't miss the blown up bully! What goes around comes around....

Here's the great article form the same website from a few months ago that lays it all out:

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In the modern kickboxing landscape, no figure throws as large a shadow as Badr Hari. The Moroccan fighter is a 2 time K-1 Grand Prix finalist, a former It's Showtime Heavyweight champion, and has been a consensus top 5 fighter for years. But those accolades only tell half the story.

Because Badr Hari is also the "bad boy" of kickboxing. From his backstage altercation with Peter Graham, to his disqualification loses to Remy Bonjasky and Hesdy Gerges, Hari has developed a reputation as a volatile loose cannon. Now, that reputation has finally caught up with him.

As I write this, Badr Hari sits in a Dutch prison cell, serving 90 days in solitary confinement. His crime is one we have reported on previously, but the details are worth repeating. On July 9, Hari attended a party at the Amsterdam ArenA. Also at the party was Dutch millionaire businessman Koen Everink. At some point in the night, Everink was assaulted in his VIP box, badly beaten, with his ankle shattered to the point that he may never fully walk again.

Hari's name was quickly implicated in the case, though his exact involvement was unclear. After a period of police investigation that included Hari leaving the country and subsequently being named the prime suspect, the K-1 fighter came forward and admitted his guilt. According to Hari, yes, he had been directly involved in the attack and had struck Everink. With that admission of guilt, Hari was jailed, where he now awaits a court date.

But the story is far from over. Once Hari was behind bars, accusations started to fly. A number of others, including a noted Amsterdam nightclub owner, stepped forward, stating that they too had been assaulted by Hari in the past, and had been afraid to speak up at the time for fear of further damages.

Now, Hari's lawyer has stated that the fighter is interested in moving past these legal issues, and so has confessed his guilt in a number of other incidents. These will likely lead to four more charges, meaning he is currently looking at charges in at least five separate cases, including an arson case committed against a pregnant woman that may involve noted Dutch mob figure Gwenette Martha.

Despite these confessions, Hari looks to be fighting some of the charges. Lawyer Benedicte Ficq stated that Hari should not be convicted of attempted manslaughter in the Everink case because, "[h]e gave a blow with the top of his hand, not with a fist. He disassociates himself from what happened afterwards."

What does this all mean for Hari's future? We can't know for sure just yet, but it has the potential to be very bad. The Dutch legal system tends towards leniency, but Hari's violent history and multiple charges can't be overlooked. He has the potential to be in prison for quite some time, and it's entirely possible we won't see him fight again.

Hari's legal troubles here are likely to not only severely damage his own career, but also the entire sport of kickboxing in The Netherlands. Even before these incidents, the sport was developing a negative stigma, particularly in Amsterdam, where there was a strong criminal element at their shows. The Netherlands are viewed as one of the homes of modern kickboxing, and have been a hotbed for kickboxing action for years, particularly from the It's Showtime organization. But last year, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan went on a public crusade against the sport, stating that because of the criminal element it brought, it was not welcome. This prompted It's Showtime to leave Amsterdam as its primary home.

Now, with an international star of Hari's stature involved in these criminal charges, the reputation of the sport is sure to take a blow in the court of public opinion - one that could seriously damage the future prospects of any kickboxing promoter looking to run in Amsterdam.

The story on Badr Hari is yet to come to an end, but this is certainly a major chapter. We've seen great things in the ring from Hari, yet underneath, there was always a strong undercurrent of barely controlled violence. And it seems that violence was not as controlled as we thought.

What we're seeing now is perhaps the real truth of Hari - that, despite his talents in the ring, he is, quite simply, a criminal outside the ring. It's just a shame that so many people had to get hurt before that truth was revealed.
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Best of luck to him... I just hope he can hold on to that soap for the next 10 years

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Best of luck to him... I just hope he can hold on to that soap for the next 10 years

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I feel like anally raping Badr Hari would be an awful idea.
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Seriously he's had so many chances and he ****s up every time it's a shame
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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Damn lucky He is where He is because Hed get shot by a 16 year old gangbanger in the face here in the states acting stupid like that.

He just assaulted a prominent businessman thinking no one would find out?
He is so out of his damn place and lucky for him the guy have no guards packing heat.
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I feel like anally raping Badr Hari would be an awful idea.
Does he have aids?

Melted toothbrush shanks don't care how good your stand up is If it's going to happen it's going to happen...

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Surely there are better prison rape candidates than the 6'6", 240 pound kickboxer, though. Seems like there is a lot of potential for hassle. But, that's just a guess.
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Surely there are better prison rape candidates than the 6'6", 240 pound kickboxer, though. Seems like there is a lot of potential for hassle. But, that's just a guess.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #12
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Surely there are better prison rape candidates than the 6'6", 240 pound kickboxer, though. Seems like there is a lot of potential for hassle. But, that's just a guess.
Yes but he'll be fresh meat... Also imagine the prison stories on the outside...

Con's buddy, "Any cool stories while you was in the very nice clean prison's that we have hear in Holland?"

Con, "A few... I raped Badr Hari the former K1 champ. That was cool. Other than that it was the standard nice atmosphere we have in our superbly run Dutch correctional facilities".

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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good exciting fighter
absolute scumbag of a human being
with his lifestyle
will probably not reach the age of 40
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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Interesting viewing with hindsight.


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Thom Harinck has always been one of the clearest voices in European Muay Thai and he had Badr rumbled from the start. I remember in a differrent documentay from years ago that features Badr as a kid before he was famous training with Thom in Chakuriki gym when he was a teenager and I remember Thom giving Badr shit about his attitude and lack of discipline all the way back then, the markers where there from the start - no surprise the guy turned into a nasty thug.

(I'd love to se that old documentry again if any one knows it's name).
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:19 AM   #15
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I wonder if four guys ever held down Mike Tyson while one ANALLY RAPED HIM.

I wonder how often Ike Ibeabuchi gets VIOLENTLY RAPED VIA HIS ANAL CANAL.
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