It’s largely undisputed that the fight between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar at the TUF 1 Finale is what finally pushed the struggling sport over the edge into mainstream acceptance. So for that, the sport will forever owe a debt to Griffin and Bonnar.
But we’re a long way from that fateful night in 2005, and Bonnar has long since left the warm embrace of the UFC. In fact, his last fight was in 2014, in the Bellator cage…
…That is, if you’re not counting the fight he put up when the police in Nevada tried to arrest him for drunk driving yesterday afternoon.
Apparently, Bonnar was blitzed, was a menace behind the wheel, and when the po-po tried to slap the cuffs on him, he did what every drunk uncle would do: he fought.
Here’s the Las Vegas Review-Journal with the story:
Former UFC star Stephan Bonnar was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was restrained by citizens Sunday afternoon.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the 41-year-old Las Vegan was driving recklessly on southbound Interstate 15 when numerous callers reported he was traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph and making unsafe lane changes around 1:15 p.m.
When troopers arrived on the scene, motorists had surrounded his stopped red Cadillac CTS about 10 miles north of the resort corridor near mile marker 58.
Bonnar allegedly was incoherent until a trooper tried to apply handcuffs, which prompted Bonnar to awaken and resist the arrest.
The citizens helped the officer restrain Bonnar, who was booked for a felony for his third DUI as well as traffic offenses and a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.