‘Are You F—ing Kidding Me?’: Stephan Bonnar Says He Was Denied Hospital Treatment
UFC Hall Of Famer Stephan Bonnar said he was denied hospital treatment because he is against the Covid-19 vaccine and took to social media to document the incident.
Bonnar, 44, was trying to get pain medication for a broken vertebrae in his back and an injured wrist he suffered from two weeks ago in a pro wrestling match. But, after informing the hospital he wasn’t vaccinated, he said he was forced to wait for hours because Covid-19 patients were prioritized. He demanded treatment, but was then confronted by hospital security.
In his professional career, he suffered many significant injuries.
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“Are you f–ing kidding me? Let me f–ing fracture your lumbar vertebrae and see how you feel two weeks later, and also break your wrist, and also f– your shoulder up and you’re crutching around on it. Like, c’mon man. Really, I’m being honest here. ‘Do you have a problem?’ F— you. That’s what I’m talking about,” Bonnar said.
On videos, it shows he was in the process of being arrested, but told MMA Fighting that police briefly questioned him then let him leave.
He said he is taking 30mg of oxycodone, tramadol, Kratom and marijuana daily to deal with the pain. He added that he was waiting for friends to deliver Kratom, a legal herbal pain reliever, which the FDA warned can have health-endangering effects and dependency issues.
The 44-year-old said the daily medications helped treat an arthritic knee, arthritic hip and neck injury.
Since he has been cut from the UFC due to drug issues, he participated in Bellator, but not for a long time. Soon after, he fought as a professional wrestler.
The last time he fought in the UFC was against Anderson Silva where he suffered a first-round loss via TKO. After that, he fought only once in Bellator and suffered another defeat against Tito Ortiz in 2014.
“People abuse opiates, so [people] automatically assume anyone in there is faking the pain and milking it for sympathy so they can get some,” he said. “Well, that’s not me. I don’t know if you’ve seen me fight all those years? Have I ever look like a p–ssy, faking stuff? I don’t think so.”