UFC star Irwin Rivera charged with attempted murder of his two sisters

UFC bantamweight fighter Irwin Rivera has been arrested and charged on two counts of attempted murder.

The 31-year-old, who has won just one of his three fights with the UFC, is accused of stabbing his two sisters in Florida.

Boynton Beach police officers are believed to have found two women, aged 22 and 33, with multiple stab wounds, as per the incident report seen by ESPN.

Both were alive and rushed to hospital with one of the women telling police that they were staying with their brother, Rivera.

According to a police report one of the women claims that she awoke to Rivera repeatedly stabbing them with a knife.

Boynton Beach Police Department spokesperson Stephanie Slater told ESPN of Rivera’s accusations, with jail records showing that the fighter is being held without bail.

Rivera is believed to have fled the scene, though when police made contact with him, the report is believed to show he said: "I killed my sisters."

Rivera had also reportedly told police that he entered his sisters' bedroom while they were sleeping and stabbed them with a "brass knuckle knife".

A UFC statement read: "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.

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"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."

Rivera is the former Titan FC bantamweight champion and most recently fought at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley.

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