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By Contributor Estella Godwin
Things have gone bloody beyond the ring as Mixed Martial Art fighter, Irwin Rivera was arrested yesterday Thursday 7th January, and charged with two counts for attempting to stab his sisters at Boynton Beach, Fla.
Irwin was apprehended at Palm Beach Florida after fleeing the scene of the crime as he thought his sisters dead already. The Boynton Beach Police Department took him into custody without setting bail.
According to ESPN, his sisters; a 22-year old and a 33-year old were stabbed multiple times. The younger lady suffered a series of injuries to her back, arm, and head while the older lady had stab wounds on her back, face, and hands.
The younger sister who was found lying close to the roadway was the one who alerted the police to her older sister who was still in the house.
Upon arrest by the police, the Mexican UFC fighter confessed to stabbing his sisters. “I killed my sisters,” he said. Police described the instrument used for the crime as a “brass knuckle knife”.
The 31-year old fighter explained that he was urged by a “higher power” to commit the atrocities.
One of the sisters speaking to the police said that both women were sleeping in the fighter’s room when they woke up to him stabbing them continuously with a knife
The UFC released a statement following the arrest in which they condemned the act and stated that Irwin won’t be featured in fights at this time, they also added that the fighter’s management had communicated with them that he has “been exhibiting behavior consistent with mental health issues”.
The statement acknowledged the severeness of the allegations and informed the public that they are currently assembling extra information about the case.
Irwin Rivera was featured in three fights last year. He won his fight with Ali AlQaisi but lost to Andre Ewell and Giga Chikadzie.
The one-time Titan FC Bantamweight champion could be facing a life sentence if convicted. Ewell.
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