UFC News: Hermes Franca Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI


UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca has been arrested in Juniper Florida on suspicion of DUI, according to MMAWeekly.

According to the report, Franca was arrested at 2:38am by an officer who suspected the fighter was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

It was also listed that this was Franca’s first offense.

He is currently being held at the Palm Beach County jail.

Franca spent the first part of this year on the tail end of a one year suspension for testing positive for Anabolic steroids following his loss to Sean Sherk at UFC 73.


Franca’s manager Reed Wallace:

“He was very tired when he was driving and was falling asleep at the wheel,” Wallace said. “He did not take any drugs or alcohol.”

Wallace attended last night’s WEC 36 in Hollywood, Fla., with Franca.

“(The police) released him on his on own recognisant,” Wallace said, “which means they probably realized he was not under the influence. If he was, they would have set bail.”