(Reza Madadi ”” the John Dillinger of purses.) The Swedish tabloidÃ‚Â ExpressenÃ‚Â is reporting that UFC lightweightÃ‚Â Reza Mad Dog Madadi was arrested Friday on a charge of grand theft in his home country. Bloody ElbowÃ‚Â summarized and translated the article for details of the alleged heist: One of Sweden’s most successful star athletes, in his sport, is suspected for a smash-and-grab burglary on Stureplan in Stockholm. The loot was luxury handbags worth a million kronor (SEK) [approximately $150,000]. The sports star, who denies [the] charges, was arrested after a dramatic car chase. Madadi was not specifically named in the tabloid article, which referenced prior legal troubles of the Iranian-Swedish fighter ”” including a 2009 arrest for an alleged cash depot robbery* ”” but court documents later confirmed that Madadi was indeed arrested last Friday. Madadi is said to have a public defender representing him and is fighting the charges and maintaining that he is innocent.Ã‚Â If he is convicted,Ã‚Â BEÃ‚Â reports that he could face up to six years in prison. Madadi’s last fight was a submission win overÃ‚Â Michael JohnsonÃ‚Â at UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden.Ã‚Â The lightweight was scheduled to face TUF 15 winnerÃ‚Â Michael ChiesaÃ‚Â next in Seattle this coming July until he encountered visa problems and was removed from the card. After the jump: lots more details from the handbag heist, via theÃ‚Â ExpressenÃ‚Â article.