UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar may also be in contention for a spot in the Hall of Shame, after recently released police body cam footage shows his Oct. 28 DUI arrest in Las Vegas.
A barely conscious Bonnar is shown on video being restrained by civilians as police officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol drag Bonnar out of his Cadillac CTS and put him in handcuffs. On top of the DUI charge, the 41-year-old Indiana native, who just racked up his third DUI offense, was also charged with resisting a public official and unsafe starting or movement of a stopped vehicle.
According to a Nevada Highway Patrol press release, multiple people called 911 after witnessing Bonnar’s reckless driving on the I-15 freeway. Said to be traveling at speeds of more than 90 MPH and weaving in and out of lanes, Bonnar only stopped after concerned motorists surrounded him and forced him to comply.
“The Trooper reported smelling the odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver and displaying signs of intoxication,” the release stated. “Medical staff responded to the scene and determined nothing medically was abnormal with the driver.”
Nicknamed “The American Psycho” during his fighting days, Bonnar may not have been involved in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for quite some time, though he is still known for his significant impact on the sport of mixed martial arts. Of course, this makes his recent fall from grace all the more tragic.
Per MMA Fighting:
Bonnar has not fought since a bout with Tito Ortiz under the Bellator banner in 2014. He is best known for his fight against Forrest Griffin in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 1. That bout, one of the best in MMA history, is credited with the UFC continuing on cable television and being a huge groundbreaker for the sport. Bonnar has not fought in the UFC since 2012.