“Superhero” MMA fighter Phoenix Jones arrested on drug charges

The MMA fighter and vigilante called Phoenix Jones has gone from fighting crime assisting society to selling drugs in a tragic turn

In a tragic turn befitting the plot of a Marvel movie, MMA fighter and vigilante Benjamin John “Phoenix Jones” Fodor is now facing multiple drug charges.

Based out of Seattle, Washington, Fodor rose to fame between 2011 and 2014, attempting to intervene in assault and distribute vigilante justice. He became a known figure in the city, with a full superhero style costume, and even gained acolytes. Alongside other like-minded and self proclaimed crime fighters the group “Rain City Superhero Movement” started, with “Phoenix Jones” in the lead. They would frequently try to intervene in assaults, feed the homeless, and generally try to keep their city safe.


However now things have taken a dark turn, as “Phoenix Jones” har been caught by undercover police, attempting to sell the drug Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). According to reports from local news KOMO, undercover police contacted Fodor on January 10th  following several leads claiming he was selling drugs. On two separate occasions, undercover police managed to complete a drug buy from “Phoenix Jones”, with the former MMA fighter being arrested on the second. He was arrested alongside his girlfriend Andrea Irene Berendsen, who was also partaking in the sale of drugs, as well as more MDMA and cocaine as well. Fodor and Berendsen were released from jail on January 11th, “Phoenix Jones” is scheduled for arraignment on February 3rd.

Fodor made his professional MMA debut in 2013, going on a 5-0-1 run in local promotions. He then signed with WSoF, now the PFL, where he lined up one with sandwiched between two decision losses. His most recent fight was in 2017, in which he went three rounds with Austin Vanderford, losing a unanimous decision.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com