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Coroner: Stephan Bonnar, UFC Corridor of Famer, died of unintended fentanyl overdose

Stephan Bonnar died of an accidental drug overdose. The Clark County (Nev.) coroner’s office ruled Bonnar’s death accidental from “Fentanyl, Parafluorofentanyl and Mitragynine intoxication” in an email sent to MMA Fighting after a public records request following the UFC Hall of Famer’s death on Dec. 22 in Las Vegas. He was 45. The coroner’s office

Coroner: Stephan Bonnar, UFC Corridor of Famer, died of unintended fentanyl overdose

Stephan Bonnar died of an unintended drug overdose.

The Clark County (Nev.) coroner’s workplace dominated Bonnar’s demise unintended from “Fentanyl, Parafluorofentanyl and Mitragynine intoxication” in an e-mail despatched to MMA Combating after a public data request following the UFC Corridor of Famer’s demise on Dec. 22 in Las Vegas. He was 45.

The coroner’s workplace declined to offer extra particulars on Bonnar’s demise, citing medical privateness legal guidelines. Sometimes, the workplace determines a trigger and method of demise inside 90 days, however a spokesperson stated Bonnar’s case took extra time as a consequence of extra testing carried out throughout an post-mortem.

Fentanyl is an artificial opioid on the middle of the continuing opioid disaster. It’s 100 occasions stronger than morphine and has been linked to 1000’s upon 1000’s of overdose deaths within the U.S., many as a consequence of unintentional ingestion. Bellator fighter Jordan Young’s demise was dominated an unintended overdose as a consequence of Fentanyl and alprazolam (Xanax) intoxication.

Parafluorofentanyl is an analogue of fentanyl, whereas Mitragynine is an lively compound of the authorized painkiller Kratom.

The UFC first confirmed Bonnar’s demise and stated that whereas the official explanation for Bonnar’s demise was pending, he was believed to have died as a consequence of “presumed coronary heart issues.”

Bonnar overtly mentioned his use of opioids throughout a September 2021 interview with MMA Combating, revealing a 30 mg/day routine of oxycodone he used legally to deal with long-term accidents from preventing and professional wrestling. He lashed out on the query of whether or not he abused the medicine after a video he filmed of a hospital confrontation went viral. He later revealed he had virtually died from a extreme staph an infection and stated he was fortunate to be alive.

Bonnar stated he had been “blacklisted” from the UFC following a optimistic drug take a look at stemming from his 2012 combat with Anderson Silva. After his demise, the promotion held a tribute to The Final Fighter 1 finalist and Corridor of Famer. Main it was Forrest Griffin, the opponent Bonnar battled in a combat broadly credited for saving the UFC.

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