(Video) UFC Light Heavyweight Champion reacts to MMA vet scrapping with police after failing to comply with fingerprinting

Mixed martial arts veteran Dylan Kammeraad had a troubling experience in 2012 when he was mistreated during his detainment in Michigan.

Kammeraad spent five years in jail in Allegan County after being charged with assault following a verbal exchange at a local nightclub that turned physical.

The footage from Kammeraad’s detainment shows that he initially showed minor resistance while officers attempted to get his fingerprints.

However, he was dragged out of initial processing by five officers after being moved out of a holding cell. The viral footage on social media has led to calls for accountability among law enforcement agencies, particularly from organizations such as Black Lives Matter.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill recently tweeted about Kammeraad’s situation, identifying him as a past opponent.

Kammeraad had won the NFC middleweight title over Hill earlier in his career, and Hill described him as the toughest man he had faced before Glover Teixeira. Hill expressed his sadness and support for Kammeraad, who disappeared from the MMA scene after the incident.


It is uncertain if Kammeraad will take legal action against the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office for the incident. He last competed in April 2018 in an amateur loss to Esteban Rodriguez at KOP 61.

TYT was first to report on the incident.

Dylan Kammeraad’s experience sheds light on the need for police accountability and transparency. It is crucial to investigate allegations of police overreach and hold responsible officers accountable for their actions. Kammeraad’s story also highlights the impact of such incidents on the lives of those affected, such as his disappearance from the MMA scene.