Denis Stojnić

Former UFC heavyweight Denis Stojnić arrested in Bosnia

Former UFC heavyweight fighter Denis Stojnić was arrested in a series of mass arrests in Baltic nation Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) just days ago.

The fighter, with a pro MMA record of 15-3, was supposed to compete on last weekend’s Bellator 287 fight card in Italy, but the bout as called off citing “COVID Protocols.”

“The Menace” Stojnić was slated to compete against 15-1 Russian heavyweight Oleg Popov.

Earlier this year, multiple people were taken into custody on charges ranging from drugs and weapons trafficking to murder and prostitution in the European country. The investigation stems from the use of SKY and ANOM mobile devices, with deciphered communications leading to the BiH Prosecutor’s Office opening the case.

Stojnić, 42, who resides in Sarajevo, the nation’s capital, where he also owns a restaurant was the best man for Elvis Keljmendi, who was also arrested earlier this year in relation to the SKY investigation.

Those arrested have included the chief police inspector of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republika Srpska (RS), a state police officer who protected the building of the Presidency of BiH, and the head of the regional office of the Intelligence – Security Agency of BiH.

Stojnić fought twice for the UFC in 2009, losing bouts to former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Stefan Struve.

Below is a clip that was posted to YouTube and claims to be the physical arrest of Denis Stojnić.

Below is a video the fighter in court:

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