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UFC’s Volkan Oezdemir charged with felony battery after reported bar fight

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UFC light heavyweight title contender Volkan Oezdemir's arrest Saturday stemmed from a bar fight that took place on Aug. 12, according to details from his bond hearing on Sunday.

According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the 28-year-old Oezdemir was in a fight with a man named Kevin Cohen. Cohen sustained swelling and received cuts on his head from the fight, it was said at the hearing.

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Post #1   11/20/17 5:15:47PM   

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UFC's Volkan Oezdemir issues statement on arrest following 'bar room altercation'

UFC fighter Volkan Oezdemir has issued a statement through his management team following his recent arrest.

Here’s the full statement:

“Volkan Oezdemir appeared in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida courtroom Sunday morning in response to allegations from an incident in a Ft. Lauderdale bar on August 12, 2017. Mr. Oezdemir was accompanied by his attorney Bruce A. Zimet. Following a brief hearing (before) a Broward County Circuit judge, Mr. Oezdemir was granted a $10,000 bond during the pendency of his case. Mr. Zimet, a former federal prosecutor, described the incident that formed the basis of the case as nothing more than a bar room altercation in which Mr. Oezdemir, who was not the aggressor, was totally justified in all of his actions pursuant to Florida law. “Mr. Oezdemir expressed his faith in the America judicial system and looks forward to all of the facts involved in the August 12, 2017 incident being made public. Mr. Oezdemir has full confidence that when the full picture is presented that he will be totally vindicated.”


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you'd have to be crazy to try and goad Volkan into a bar fight

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Give us Gus vs DC 2!! First fight was awesome, I'm sure they'll pick up right where they left off!!

Post #5   11/21/17 11:16:34AM