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James Kirkland was arrested over the weekend for assault, adding another chapter to his outside-the-ring drama that has curtailed his career. Kirkland is accused of causing bodily harm to a family member. Details are scant, but after already serving a pair of jail stints during his career, it's hard to not wonder if this is it for the "Mandingo Warrior."
Kirkland has been inactive for 16 months, so this latest arrest just adds to his growing problems. Embroiled in a promotional squabble with Golden Boy, Kirkland has been on the shelf and this latest run-in will serve to only postpone his return, whenever that was going to be.
One of the more TV-friendly fighters of his era, Kirkland, 29, was about to get a title shot and was peaking before buying a gun at a gun show and going away for a few years. He came back and lost to Japan's Nobuhiro Ishida by 1st-round knockout. He managed to come back and won a pulsating enco...