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UFC Fighter Rodrigo de Lima Killed by an Uber Driver

Updated On 24 Apr, 2019 Published On

Former UFC and MMA fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed on Sunday after having a dispute with an Uber driver, as informed by his friends.

According to police officials in Belém, Brazil, the pro-wrestler had a heated conversation with the driver of the car.

The driver, later identified as Jefferson Roger Maciel, reportedly threw De Lima out the car, and initially drove away from the scene.

He later turned around and crashed into Rodrigo from the rear. 

Rodrigo’s friend and fellow UFC fighter, Michel Prazeres, witness the accident and confirmed it.

The UFC fighter died of his injuries and is survived by his wife and two young kids. 

De Lima was nicknamed Monstro, which means monster and had a 9-3-1 record in MMA.

He fought twice in UFC but lost both his fights Efrain Escudero and Neil Magny respectively. His last MMA fight was held last year when he defeated Luiz Fabiano by submission.

A rep fro Uber confirmed Maciel was working for them at the time of the incident. 

Uber said the ramifications were horrible adding,

As soon as we learned of this incident we immediately removed the driver’s access to the app and we stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.

On Monday, the police informed they were still looking for Jefferson.