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.

UPDATE

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.”

More Fights Rumored For UFC 90 “Silva vs. Cote”

Sherdog is reporting, Hermes Franca has confirmed he will fight American Top Team’s Gleison Tibau at UFC 90 on Oct. 25 from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.

Franca:

“It was just great to be back in the UFC….It was a crazy year. I fought against a tough opponent, and I thought I did well. I have no excuses.”

“Gleison’s a friend of mine….I just saw him last week. We shook hands, and I wished him luck.”

MMAWeekly is reporting, Melvin Guillard will take on Miletich trained fighter Spencer Fisher at UFC 90.

Pat Miletich:

“Spencer has no reason to fight that guy….I don’t think Melvin’s earned the right to fight him yet. I think Spencer should be fighting somebody where he’s got something to gain.”

“Spencer obviously would be the favored guy….Melvin’s a dangerous kid, but I don’t think Melvin’s a polished fighter at Spencer’s level.”

Also rumored its the lightweight superfight between Sean Sherk and Tyson Griffin.

For the latest on UFC 90 “Silva vs. Cote”, check out our UFC Rumors section.

UFC Fight Night 14 Payouts and Bonuses

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These numbers don’t include the fight night bonuses,

The Winners

Anderson Silva: $200,000 (200k to show)
Brandon Vera: $200,000 (100k to win, 100k to show)
Frankie Edgar: $26,000 (13k to win, 13k to show)
Cain Velasquez: $14,000 (7k to win, 7k to show)
Kevin Burns: $10,000 (5k to win, 5k to show)
CB Dollaway: $20,000 (10k to win, 10k to show)
Tim Credeur: $16,000 (8k to win, 8k to show)
Rory Markham: $12,000 (6k to win, 6k to show)
Nate Loughran: $8,000 (4k to win, 4k to show)
Brad Blackburn: $10,000 (5k to win, 5k to show)
Shannon Gugerty: $6,000 (3k to win, 3k to show)

The Losers

James Irvin: $20,000
Reese Andy $15,000
Hermes Franca : $17,000
Jake O’Brien: $11,000
Anthony Johnson: $9,000
Jesse Taylor: $8,000
Cale Yarbrough: $8,000
Brodie Farber: $3,00O
Johnny Rees: $4,000
James Gaboo: $3,000
Dale Hartt: $3,000

Total Payout: $623,000

TUF 14 Fight Bonuses

Frankie Edgar ($25,000 for “Fight of the Night”)
Hermes Franca ($25,000 for “Fight of the Night”)
Rory Markham ($25,000 for “Knockout of the Night”)
C.B. Dollaway ($25,000 for “Submission of the Night”)

All reported payouts don’t include deductions for insurance, licenses, gym dues, management commissions, and taxes. They also don’t reflect fighter sponsorships, signing bonuses and sometimes PPV percentages.