UFC light heavyweight 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, the 31-year-old Rivera told officers at the Boynton Beach Police Department that he “believes he killed both of his sisters, and says he did it because it was his goal. , which he said higher power. ”
Two women, aged 22 and 33, were found with multiple stab wounds in his home. Both women were transported to hospital, according to ESPN.
One of the women told police that they stayed with Rivera during the night and woke up with him, “stabbing them repeatedly with a knife,”
Police contacted Rivera, who fled the scene at about 7 a.m., after which he spontaneously said, “I killed my sisters,” according to a police report. In a sworn interview, he admitted to stabbing his sisters with a brass knife.
The UFC told ESPN in a statement that it was investigating the “extremely alarming” incident.
Rivera, who competed three times with the UFC in 2020 and is 10-6 as a professional mixed wrestler, last competed in the Octagon on September 19, when he lost a split decision to Andre Yuel.