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Volkan Oezdemir Camp Releases Statement Following Recent Arrest

Number 4 ranked Light Heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir was arrested on Saturday, 18th of November on aggravated battery charges.

His manager Fredric Englund has recently released a statement indicating Oezdemir was involved in a “bar brawl altercation” in which he was “not the aggressor”

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Here is 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.

It remains unclear how this situation could affect Oezdemir’s UFC career. He was rumored to fight Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier next at UFC 220, Boston.


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