UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar loses house in a fire, opens Gofundme

UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar has fallen on hard times. Earlier in 2021 Bonnar had a well publicized melt down that resulted in a contentious exchange with Police officers at a nearby hospital.

Many suspected Bonnar had a substance abuse problem at the time. While this may or may not be true, it was later discovered Bonnar was suffering from a severe staph infection that was causing him tremendous amounts of pain.

Bonnar was then hospitalized for a month or so. During the hospital stay doctors found infected abscesses on both sides of fractured neck vertebrae he reportedly received during a pro wrestling match.

Following the treatment, Bonnar said he hoped to find a day job and leave his medical issues behind. In late March, Bonnar family’s home was destroyed this past Monday in Henderson, Nevada. TMZ was first to confirm the outcome.

A public information officer for the Henderson Fire Department released a statement to MMA Fighting:
“On March 28 at 2:40p.m., the Henderson Fire Department responded to a house fire near Galleria Drive and Cadence Vista Drive,” the statement read. “Upon arrival, flames and smoke were visible from the exterior of the home. Due to the high winds and condition of the fire, HFD upgraded their response to a 2-alarm fire. The fire was knocked down at 3:48p.m. No transports or injuries were reported. 2 adults, one juvenile and four dogs were displaced.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Family is now seeking help from all interested through a gofundme campaign. The campaign describes what transpired through:
“Andrea Brown Bonnar, owner of Glitter Sparkle Studio, and her family lost everything in a house fire on Monday March 28. Luckily, her family and their dogs made it out safely. However, they are still missing their cat and all their possessions.

Lets help Andrea and her family and bless them with some money to be able to replenish themselves, their possessions, and their home.”

Tyron Woodley and Henry Cejudo were among the first UFC veterans to provide support by tweeting out links to the Bonnar family’s campaign.

The family currently raised $280 out of the $10,000 goal.