UFC fighter Irwin Rivera arrested in Florida for attempted murder


According to a report obtained by ESPN, UFC fighter Irwin Rivera was arrested on two counts of attempted murder.

He was booked just after noon ET after being arrested by the Boynton Beach Police Department and was being held without bail, according to online records.

Boynton Beach Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Slater told ESPN that Rivera is accused of stabbing two of her sisters.

According to reports of the incident, Boynton Beach police officers found two women – one aged 22 and the other 33 years old – multiple knife wounds after being called to a residence. The younger woman had wounds to her back, head and arm. The aged had wounds on his back, face, hands and hands. Both were alive and were taken to the hospital.

According to the report, one of the sisters told the police that they were living with their brother, Rida, and that they repeatedly stabbed him into the river.

Rivera escapes. Police contacted ET around 7 am Thursday and, according to the report, Rivera said “I killed my sisters.” Reportedly, Rivera told police that he entered his sisters’ bedroom at bedtime and stabbed them with a “brass finger knife”. Rivera told police that he believed he had killed his sisters and that he did so because it was his motive, calling him “a powerful force”.

In a statement, the UFC said it was investigating the “extremely disturbing” situation and would not offer Rivera a fight at this time.

The UFC statement states that the UFC is aware of a recent incident involving Irwin Rivera and has subsequently received information from his management that he is exhibiting behavior consistent with mental health issues. “The allegations are extremely disturbing and the organization is currently gathering additional information. Investigations are ongoing and any possible next steps, including disciplinary action or medical attention, will be determined at the conclusion. In addition, the UFC has informed Rivera’s management That he will not be offered. A bout at this time “.

31-year-old Rivara recently decided to part ways with Andre Ewell on UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley in 19 September. Rivera made his UFC debut in May and won his first UFC victory in August and defeated Ali Al Qayesi. Rivera is the former Titan FC bantamweight champion.

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