Israel Adesanya, a UFC fighter of Nigerian descent, admitted to drinking and driving and agreed to a three-month prison sentence.
The Last Stylebender was stopped by police on August 19 in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, after going to a meal with his pals.
Adesanya had 87 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which is 37 milligrammes over than the permitted limit.
On Monday, Adesanya appeared in Auckland District Court and pleaded guilty to the crime, which carries a potential punishment of up to three months in jail or a $2680 fine.
In a statement, he apologised to the neighbourhood, his family, and his colleagues for his decision to drive after drinking at dinner.
I was stopped and given a blood test as evidence; the result showed 87 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
The 34-year-old Adesanya made no excuses for getting a DUI, saying: “I am disappointed with the choice I made to drive; it was wrong.
“I am aware that people may choose to cling to me, and I want them to know that I do not deem this behaviour to be appropriate.”
Just three weeks before his second tenure as middleweight champion came to an exciting conclusion, Adesanya was arrested for drunk driving.
At UFC 293 earlier this month, the star of City Kickboxing lost shockingly by unanimous decision to 7/1 underdog Sean Strickland.
Although Adesanya gave no explanations for his shocking loss, he immediately came off as lethargic and lifeless.
On his YouTube channel, he claimed: “He just never let me to find my groove at all.
“I just couldn’t find my groove with his pressure. “He was there all the time. And because his coach is right there, he would assist him anytime I was putting him up. They had a good game strategy, but I failed to make quick adjustments as well.