According to the BBC News, it is believed that Freeman, 42, stopped paying taxes in 1997 after leaving his job as a security guard. Since, he's released a book, fought professionally, promoted fight events, but didn't report those activities when filing his taxes. Instead, he claimed he lived off his wife's salary as a pharmacy assistant.
"Mr. Freeman's blatant disregard for the tax system is beyond belief," HM Revenue & Customs North East head of investigation, Peter Hollier said in the report.
Freeman is the final Cage Rage British light-heavyweight champion and a six-time UFC competitor. Freeman went 3-2-1 in the Octagon, which includes a TKO win over current UFC champion Frank Mir.