Bellator MMA light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was arrested and charged with identify theft not long after making a successful debut with the promotion in Connecticut last week, according to reports.

Returning to the cage four years after he announced his retirement, former UFC title contender Johnson overcame a rocky start to defeat Jose Augusto with a second-round KO at Bellator 258 in Uncasville on Friday night and advance to the semi-finals of the promotion’s light heavyweight grand prix tournament.

But after that auspicious start, things soon went downhill for the 37-year-old when he was detained by police at the Mohegan Sun Casino – the venue for his fight.

According to records from the New Canaan Police and shared by MMA Fighting, Johnson was charged with identify theft after the alleged illegal use of a credit card, in a case apparently stemming from two years ago.

The time of arrest was listed as 23:00 on Friday May 7 – the same evening Johnson had been in action at Bellator 258.

“On 11/09/2019 the New Canaan Police took a complainant regarding a victim having their credit card being used by a third party without permission,” the police report read.

“The illegal use of the credit card was used to purchase a round-trip airline ticket from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Newark, NJ (EWR).

“The name of the passenger was Anthony Johnson. A subsequent Investigation determined Johnson used the illegally obtained credit card to purchase the airline ticket. An arrest warrant was obtained for Johnson for the charges.”