UFC fighter Irwin Rivera has been arrested for stabbing his two sisters of 22 and 33.  According to Rivera’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the fighter is battling a mental illness. The Boynton Beach Police Department reported Rivera’s words:”he entered his sisters’ bedroom while they were sleeping and began stabbing them with a brass knuckle knife.” Officers in the report say Irwin told them “he did so because it was his purpose, which he was told to by a higher power.”

UFC released a statement on the matter: “UFC is aware of the recent incident involving Irwin Rivera and subsequently received information from his management that he has been exhibiting behavior consistent with mental-health issues. The allegations are extremely troubling and the organization is currently gathering additional information. The investigation is ongoing and any potential next steps including disciplinary action or medical attention will be determined upon the conclusion. Furthermore, UFC has informed Rivera’s management that he will not be offered a bout at this time.”

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