Former UFC fighter Tim Gorman is back in the news, but it’s not for anything fight related.
On Monday, Gorman was nabbed in a traffic stop, with a whopping 121 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Per an initial report by Nebraska’s WOWT (NBC), Gorman was pulled over after a Nebraska trooper saw a vehicle driving on the shoulder of I-80, near Kearney in Buffalo County. A K-9 unit was brought in, which uncovered the marijuana, plus six pounds of THC concentrate, two vials of steroids (no particular substance was noted), a small amount of cocaine and $14,000 in cash.
The resulting charges include two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana — more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver and possession of money during a drug violation.
In terms of penalties, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana is a Class III felony that carries a prison term of up to 20 years and a $25,000.00 fine. Cocaine can bump that to a Class II felony and up to 50 years in prison.
Of course, a lot of mitigating factors (amount, previous record) can come into play. But Gorman is facing some serious charges. He now has a court date on June 17.
The UFC veteran appeared three times in the octagon — although one of those was an exhibition bout, part of The Ultimate Fighter 18 in 2013 (the Team Rousey vs. Team Tate season). Gorman won his first fight on the show, but exited due to injury. He did go on to have two official bouts under the UFC banner, losing both — against Mitch Gagnon and Thomas Almeida.
His last fight on record came in 2015, a win over Justin Morrison at MCC 59.