Published report: Joe Giudice plans to become MMA fighter if released

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Joe Giudice plans to become a mixed martial arts fighter if a judge grants his release from ICE custody, according to a report.

According to a report, Giudice, 47, spent a lot of time working out behind bars.

The New York Post reported he's now at 165 pounds after entering prison at 215 pounds.

Giuidice, 47, was ordered to be deported to his native country of Italy back in October of 2018, and has been behind bars since November of 2016 after getting sentenced for tax evasion.

Giudice and his wife, Teresa, 47, pleaded guilty in 2014 to financial fraud. Giudice is an Italian citizen who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and says he wasn't aware he wasn't an American citizen.

Teresa Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was freed in December 2015.

The couple has four daughters together.

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