Rafael Davis took a lot of heat from prosecutors after the L.A. city firefighter claimed he was too injured to work and took workers compensation while … fighting in mixed martial arts bouts.

Great headline.

Unfortunately, the bottom line wasn't as much of a knock out. Davis only got probation for the misdeed. What's more, prosecutors announced late yesterday that …

… the former L.A. Fire Department employee's conviction was knocked down from a felony to a misdemeanor by the judge.


The official damage for staying at home and living the life of an MMA fighter?

After he paid $30,000 restitution and completed 200 hours of community service, Davis was given three years probation, the District Attorney's office stated.

The 36-year-old who fought as “The Noodle” pleaded guilty in September to filing a false workers' comp claim in late 2008.

His LAFD career is over.

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