ESPN story leads to vandalism charge for veteran fighter Jeff Monson by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jan 15, 2009 at 10:30 am ET \A November 2008 photo taken by ESPN The Magazine has led to a graffiti charge for veteran fighter and former top UFC heavyweight contender Jeff Monson. A warrant has been issued for the 37-year-old political activist after the magazine snapped an image of Monson allegedly tagging Washington state's Capitol with an anarchy symbol. Monson faces up to 10 years in prison and or a $20,000 fine if convicted of the first-degree malicious mischief charge. The warrant was issued on Wednesday, according to The Olympian, which also reported a $19,000 cleaning bill for the spray-painted symbol. ESPN The Magazine ran a story on Monson and his involvement in the Olympia anarchist movement in its Dec. 29 edition. The piece included a picture of him holding a spray-paint can, and a photo caption identified Monson as the person responsible for creating the mark. MMAjunkie.com could not immediately reach Monson, who told the newspaper the graffiti was a sign of protest for the war in Iraq and worldwide economic inequality. He said he planned to contact local authorities about the charge. Moson (27-8) last competed professionally in December when he defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez via unanimous decision. During an 11-year career, the former Oregon State wrestler has fought for many of the world's top promotions, including the UFC, PRIDE and World Victory Road.