The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil" 1 winner Rony "Jason" Bezerra had a few too many drinks Friday night (Aug. 21, 2015) and was stopped by police under suspicion for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Bezerra later admitted to MMAfighting.com he drank a "few shots" of whiskey before leaving his home for a party, but believed he was in the clear.
"I drank earlier that day, but stopped, so I wouldn't risk [being subjected to a breathalyzer]. I don't know for how long it stays in your system."
According to local reporter Guilherme Cruz, Brazil adopted a zero tolerance law for drinking and driving in 2008. However, because citizens aren't obliged to incriminate themselves, they may refuse a breathalyzer test and accept a fine on the spot, which is what "Jason" opted to do.
However, here's where it gets really weird.
The police officer who stopped Bezerra later posted his story on Facebook (Portuguese), accusing the fighter of requesting "special treatment" because he represents the state of Rio Grande do Norte in UFC.
The officer, Styvenson Valentim, explained this as his reason for breaching Bezerra's privacy by posting about it online.
Taking to Facebook to defend himself, Bezerra said (translated) he is, "not a superhero and I don't want to be," adding he'd rather people talk about his mixed martial arts (MMA) career and not his personal life.
One might argue drinking and driving while risking injury to the general public isn't really something restricted to one's "personal life" but hey, maybe it works differently down in Brazil.
This is the latest bad news for Bezerra (14-5, 5-2 UFC), who is currently under a nine-month suspension by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission for testing positive for a diuretic known to be a masking agent for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).