UFC bantamweight fighter Irwin Rivera was arrested Thursday in Boynton Beach, Florida., on two counts of attempted murder, according to reports.
According to a police report shared on social media by MyMMANews, Rivera, 31, told Boynton Beach Police Department officers he “believed that he killed both of his sisters and said that he did so because it was his purpose, which was told to by a higher power.”
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Two women, ages 22 and 33, were found with multiple stab wounds at his residence. Both women were transported to a hospital, according to ESPN.
One of the women told officers they had stayed the night with Rivera and awoke to him “repeatedly stabbing them with a knife,” according to the police report. After a struggle, one of the women, whose names were redacted from the report, was able to call police.
Irwin Rivera hits Andre Ewell during their fight in September.Source:Getty Images
Officers made contact with Rivera, who had fled the scene, at about 7am, at which point he “spontaneously uttered, ‘I killed my sisters,’ ” per the police report. In a sworn taped interview, he admitted to stabbing his sisters with a brass knuckle knife.
The UFC told ESPN in a statement that it is investigating the “extremely troubling” incident.
Rivera, who competed three times with the UFC in 2020 and is 10-6 as a professional mixed martial artist, last competed in the octagon on Sept. 19 when he lost a split decision to Andre Ewell.
— New York Post
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