Former UFC Fighter Stephan Bonnar Arrested for Third DUI

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According to authorities, former UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar has been arrested. He is under suspicion of a DUI after he allegedly drove recklessly on a Las Vegas freeway.

Bonnar was booked Sunday, Oct. 29, 2018, into the Clark County Detention Center on a DUI charge (third offense), resisting an officer, and traffic offenses according to Nevada Highway Patrol officials.

It is unclear if 41-year-old Bonnar has a lawyer.

Highway Patrol officials say the dispatch center received several phone calls about a Cadillac speeding and changing lanes erratically on Interstate 15, at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities found the vehicle 10 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip. Bonnar, who was asleep when troopers tried to cuff him, woke up and resisted arrest. The officer who handcuffed reported smelling alcohol on the former UFC fighter.

Stephen Bonnar was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2013.

He has not fought since 2014. He was 8-6 during his seven years with the promotion. The Indiana native, however, played a significant role in the growth of the UFC into the dominant mixed martial arts promotion it has become.

In 2005, Bonnar was a contestant on Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the UFC’s long-running reality competition show. He reached the finale of the competition that ended in a spectacular bloody brawl with Forrest Griffin.

Griffin won the decision. The bout, however, gained viral attention for its entertainment value and is widely credited with exposing MMA to a worldwide audience online and broadcast by Spike TV.

By Jeanette Smith


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