UFC’s Irwin Rivera arrested, charged with attempted murder


UFC bantamweight fighter Irwin Rivera was arrested Thursday in Boynton Beach, Fla. On two counts of attempted murder, according to reports.

According to a police report shared on social networks by MyMMANewsRivera, 31, told Boynton Beach Police Department officers he “believed he killed his two sisters and said he did so because it was his purpose, which he was ordered to do. by a higher power ”.

Two women, aged 22 and 33, were found with multiple stab wounds in her home. The two women were taken to hospital, according to ESPN.

One of the women told police that she stayed the night with Rivera and woke up “repeatedly stabbing them with a knife,” according to the police report. After a struggle, one of the women, whose names were removed from the report, was able to call the police.

The agents contacted Rivera, who had fled the scene, at around 7 am, when he “spontaneously said: ‘I killed my sisters'”, according to the police report. In an interview recorded under oath, he admitted to stabbing his sisters with a brass knuckle.

The UFC told ESPN in a statement it was investigating the “extremely disturbing” incident.

Rivera, who has competed with the UFC three times in 2020 and is 10-6 as a professional mixed martial artist, last competed in the Octagon on September 19 when he lost a split decision to Andre Ewell.


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