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UFC fighter Desmond Green charged with DUI in double-fatal crash

UFC fighter Desmond Green, 29, is currently being held in the Broward Country Jail, on bonds totaling $194,000, according to court records.  The Sun Sentinel was the first to report the arrest which stems from an incident in 2018.

“The Predator” is currently facing 19 charges including DUI manslaughter following a five-vehicle crash that killed two women in Pembroke Pines, Florida, last August.

The accident which happened in the northbound lane of Interstate 75 killed 67-year old Emelina Morfa, and 76 yea-old Emma Suarez Hernandez at about 6 a.m.

Green, who was driving on a second suspended license and not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was operating his 2011 Dodge Durango when he lost control and headed into the path of a tractor-trailer.  As a result, other vehicles began to lose control, eventually causing them to crash and resulting in the deaths of the two women. Also, 58-year old Teresa Jaramillo who was a passenger in a Toyoto, was seriously hurt, and transported to Memorial Hospital for surgery. Green sustained minor injuries, along with one other driver.

The report states that witnesses told an off-duty police officer who stopped to help at the scene, that Green was seen throwing a metal object over a barrier wall on the highway.  That object later recover, was a metal grinder that contained marijuana residue according to the arrest report.

An investigation later recovered a plastic bag containing white powder from Green’s vehicle.  That bag tested positive for cocaine.  The investigators also stated that Green appeared to be impaired, had slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol.  Toxicology reports came back positive for both drugs and alcohol.

The report states, “Green’s normal faculties were impaired by alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substance at the time the crash occurred.”

Green has fought three times for the UFC since the accident occurred. He dropped a unanimous decision to Mairbek Taisumov in September, followed by wins over Charles Jourdain and Ross Pearson in 2019.

No official statement has officially been released yet from the UFC. It is also unclear why it took law enforcement officials so long to charge Green. More to follow on this report.