Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima killed in Brazil by his Uber driver


Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima killed in Brazil by his Uber driver

Tragedy struck on on Monday morning when former UFC welterweight Rodrigo de Lima was killed in a hit and run attack in his native Brazil.

UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres, a longtime friend and teammate of ‘Monstro’, told MMA Fighting that the 26-year-old fighter was inside a car with a few friends when he started arguing with an Uber driver.

Rodrigo de Lima during his UFC days

Prazeres said the driver stopped the car and then two men both got out to continue their argument. The driver got back in his car, drove away, but then came back and hit de Lima from behind.

Multiple local reports in Belem, Brazil have corroborated Prazeres’ version of events and it is believed the police are searching for the suspect.

Tragically, de Lima was married with two children.