Anthony Johnson has been arrested ... yet again.
The former UFC light heavyweight title contender recently picked up his first win under the Bellator MMA banner, thanks to a thunderous second-round knockout over Jose Augusto on May 7 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
Unfortunately for “Rumble,” the afterparty was held at the New Canaan Police Department, according to Greenwich Daily Voice.
That’s because Johnson, who turned 37 back in March, was arrested inside the casino and charged with alleged identity theft. The former bodybuilder was released on a $500 bond but will be required to appear in court on June 8 to answer for the charges.
MMA Fighting has more:
“On 11/09/2019 the New Canaan Police took a complainant regarding a victim having their credit card being used by a third party without permission. The illegal use of the credit card was used to purchase a round-trip airline ticket from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Newark, NJ (EWR). The name of the passenger was Anthony Johnson. A subsequent Investigation determined Johnson used the illegally obtained credit card to purchase the airline ticket.”
This is not Johnson’s first run-in with Johnny Law.
Johnson was declared “indigent” roughly two years back but managed to work his way back into fighting shape for another run at light heavyweight glory. “Rumble” appeared to be on the right track with his debut win for Bellator MMA, but these latest charges could result in jail time, unless Johnson is found innocent (or strikes a deal with prosecutors).
We’ll find out in less than a month.