Earlier this week, news surfaced that UFC and Bellator veteran Stephan Bonnar had been arrested for a DUI in Nevada. On Wednesday, video of the fighter’s arrest surfaced online, and it’s not pretty.
In this video, we can see Stephen Bonnar being pulled from his vehicle by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper. Bonnar had been previously restrained by concerned citizens, who were able to stop his vehicle and tie him up with cargo straps. With the aid of these citizens, Bonnar is pulled from his vehicle by an officer and handcuffed.
According to a report from KTNV, Stephan Bonnar had been driving dangerously down the highway, swerving onto the shoulder, making reckless lane changes, and hitting speeds of 90mph.
Upon his arrest, Bonnar was reportedly quite energetic, spasming and resisting the officers attempts to detain him. The citizens on-scene also warned the officers to be wary of his “spitting.”
After searching his vehicle, NHP troopers found an AR15, and empty bottle of vodka, and a pill bottle for Celecoxib, a prescription pain reliever.
According to KTNV, this is not Bonnar’s first DUI arrest. The Ultimate Fighter season one finalist, who earned a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame for his historic war with Forrest Griffin, apparently has two prior DUIs on his record, one in April 2015 and another in June 2016.
Stephen Bonnar last fought in November of 2014, when he lost a decision to fellow UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz in the Bellator cage. This win was preceded by a TKO loss to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, which marked the final fight of his UFC career. Shortly after this fight, it was revealed that Bonnar had tested positive for the banned substance drostanolone.
Over the course of his lengthy career, Stephan Bonnar picked up wins over names like Kyle Kingsbury, Igor Pokrajac, Krzysztof Soszynski, Keith Jardine, James Irvin and Brian Ebersole.
Bonnar’s deal with Bellator MMA, which began with his fight with Ortiz, was reportedly for multiple fights, but he has not fought since. His MMA record currently sits at 15-9.
Stay tuned for further details on this Stephan Bonnar situation as they emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/31/2018.