Remember that time you were inconvenienced because the airport staff were doing their due diligence? Yeah, that sucked. It totally put a damper on your whole journey. If you’ve travelled on a plane more than once there’s a good chance you have a bad story to tell. If you were in the company of fighters, you’d have to compete with a whole other level of travel nightmare stories. If missing your flight and having to wait 6 hours for the next one is your idea of a terrible experience, how about being detained in Bahrain, missing two flights and being bitten by a freaking enormous camel spider? Stephan Bonnar can one-up the travel nightmare stories of most and he’s uploaded some videos to tell everyone about it.
MMAMania.com transcribed Bonnar’s appearance on Inside MMA from last night where he told the full story:
“There was only one flight out for the day at 9:30 p.m, the United flight that I was on. They kept me at the airport so long, I missed my flight. I had to wait till the next day to get on the flight. So, I’m tired. I’m sleeping at the airport, and all of a sudden, I wake up to a burning sensation on my leg. It scared me. I went and brushed down on my leg and, sure enough, a spider about the size of my hand comes crawling out of my pant leg and takes off runnin’! I couldn’t believe my eyes! This big camel spider goes under the door. I try to chase it. I lose it, and then, my God, my leg swells up, I get a fever, its gettin’ infected…but, hey, I’m gettin’ the heck out of there. The next night, I’m on that 9:30 flight, I’m ready to board that flight when, lo and behold…THAT flight gets cancelled! So I’m stuck there another day! So, I had the option of going in for an antibiotic IV or stay in the hospital a few days, but instead, I opted to go the oral route, three different kinds of antibiotics, and I got on that flight that next day and got the hell out of there! God bless America!”
Check out an up close picture of the wicked camel spider bite:
I guess travelling through the Middle East with a T-shirt depicting Melvin Guillard stomping on Osama Bin Laden isn’t a good idea. [source]