UFC Fighter Brian Bowles Arrested on Drug and Guns Charges

Written by Tom Ngo
January 27th, 2015

UFC Bantamweight Brian Bowles

Where has former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles (pictured) been since testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his UFC 160 loss to George Roop, you ask? Apparently, up to no good.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, Bowles and a female were arrested at Bowles residence in Arcade on January 19 after authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant for a wanted female that was possibly at the home.

The female was not there, but police discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, other narcotics, a gun and numerous packaging materials when they arrived.

Bowles and the female were both arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV Drug, Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Bowles hasn’t been seen inside the cage since his May 2013 TKO defeat to Roop. He was eligible to return to action after his nine-month suspension for testosterone was lifted last February, but hasn’t.

The 34-year-old is currently listed on UFC.com as one of their fighters. The promotion has yet to address Bowles’ arrest.

Bowles made his claim to MMA fame by upsetting then-champ Miguel Torres to capture the WEC bantamweight crown in 2009. Torres had rattled off 17 straight wins prior to the knockout loss. Torres’ career went into a tailspin immediately after.

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