Geoff Neal jailed on DWI, weapon charges 16 days before UFC 269 fight

A little more than 2 weeks far from a huge battle, Geoff Neal invested the day in a Texas prison.

Neal, 31, was jailed on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and illegal bring a weapon in the morning hours of Thanksgiving.

According to a Collin County Constable’s Workplace file gotten by mixed martial arts Addict, the Texas Department of Public Security jailed Neal at 3:47 a.m. on Nov. 25. He was reserved into the Collin County Prison in McKinney, with his bond quantity set at $1,000 for each offense. Neal was launched at 8:08 p.m.

No other information are readily available at this time, however the Texas Department of Public Security has actually verified invoice of mixed martial arts Addict’s ask for an offense report.

Neal decreased to comment when reached by mixed martial arts Addict.

Neal (13-4 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-2 UFC) is slated to eliminate Santiago Ponzinibbio next Saturday, Dec. 11 on the UFC 269 primary card. A UFC authorities did not react to mixed martial arts Addict’s ask for talk about the scenario.

Neal discovers himself on the very first skid of his profession after losing his previous 2 battles. He dropped a unanimous choice to Stephen Thompson in a UFC Battle Night headliner on Dec. 19, 2020, followed by a unanimous choice to Neal Magny this previous Might. Prior to that, Neal had actually been on a seven-fight winning streak that consisted of wins over Belal Muhammad and Mike Perry.

In August 2020, Neal in-depth needing to conquer septicemia, which put him in the extensive care system for practically a week. After the loss to Magny, Neal stated that his “body hasn’t been right” considering that dealing with the dangerous blood infection.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.