UFC fighter accused of stabbing his 2 sisters in Florida

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 18: Irwin Rivera poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts fighter is accused of stabbing his two sisters early Thursday as they slept in a spare bedroom in his apartment.

An arrest report says 31-year-old Irwin Rivera told investigators a “higher power” told him to stab them. Rivera is known as “The Beast.”

According to jail records, he remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday on two counts of premeditated attempted murder. An arrest report says multiple neighbors and one victim called 911 early to report the stabbing at Rivera’s Boynton Beach home early Thursday morning. He was arrested hours later.

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