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Irwin Rivera’s sister opens up as details of why UFC star tried to murder sisters are shared

Irwin Rivera was arrested in connection to the stabbing of his sisters
Irwin Rivera (C) of the United States looks on during the fight against Giga Chikadze (L) of Georgia in their Featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

UFC star Irwin Rivera was arrested on charges of murder as his sisters were stabbed

ESPN have shared more details surrounding Irwin Rivera, the UFC star arrested on charges of murder as his sisters were stabbed.

The incident took place on Thursday and the UFC world was in shock as more details were being shared.

Irwin Rivera is a UFC star
Giga Chikadze (R) of Georgia celebrates after defeating Irwin Rivera (L) of the United States in their Featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Lezlye and Kelly, Rivera’s sisters, are stable but still are in hospital. ESPN adds that the details were shared by Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of the UFC star.

On Friday, Lezlye posted on Facebook wasn’t mentally in the right place and also wasn’t training or caring about MMA like he normally did.

The post confirmed that the sister of the UFC star flew into Florida to check up on Rivera because of this “behaviour”.

“Unfortunately his mental stage was worse then we could (have) imagined and before we could help him he completely broke.

“His mentality has been completely corrupted into something unrecognizable.”

Giga Chikadze celebrates a win in the UFC
Giga Chikadze (L)of Georgia celebrates after defeating Irwin Rivera (R) of the United States in their Featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Rivera not himself

Boynton Beach Police from Florida shared details of the attack that took place on Thursday.

Rivera confessed that he tried to kill his two sisters by using a knife on Thursday. The UFC also claimed that this was his purpose and a “higher power” told him to do this (h/t ESPN).

The UFC star has been charged with two counts of murder and is being held without bond. Rivera also is kept in a behavioural health facility as the court granted a motion.

Giga Chikadze is one of the few Georgian fighters in the UFC
Giga Chikadze (L) of Georgia fights Irwin Rivera (R) of the United States in their Featherweight bout (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Abdelaziz, who is one of the biggest MMA managers in the world, shared more details of his fighter.

The Egyptian claimed that Rivera was a respected member of Dominance MMA and he, along with the UFC star’s sisters, wanted him to get the right help.

Abdelaziz also posted about how strong Rivera’s sisters have been during these tough times.

The UFC is also investigating the situation. Rivera’s mother also claimed that her son lost his memory and was taken over by “something evil”.

Hopefully, Rivera does get the help he needs and it is a little bit of good news that his sisters are fine. The Mexican has an MMA record of 10 wins and six losses. He has a 1-2 UFC record with a loss in his last fight against Andre Ewell.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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