Probably the worst thing in the world is to pick a fight with someone outside of the bar, and then realize too late that they’re a rising UFC star who’s been collecting knockout wins like they’re nothing.
Apparently someone learned this lesson over the summer, as they took on Volkan Oezdemir on a Florida sidewalk and, well, Oezdemir had just knocked out Jimi Manuwa in July, so you know how that goes.
And now Oezdemir has been arrested for it. As per MMAFighting:
Volkan Oezdemir was arrested over the weekend on a charge of aggravated battery with serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony, in Florida. He paid a $10,000 bond and was released from custody Sunday, per court records.
According to the incident report obtained by MMA Fighting via the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the arrest stems from an incident that took place Aug. 12 outside a bar called Capone’s in Fort Lauderdale.
Kevin Cohen, the alleged victim, told police that he went outside after hearing a friend had been knocked unconscious following a verbal altercation with another man. Upon asking who knocked out his friend, Cohen told cops that he looked up and was hit in the face.
Cohen said he lost consciousness for about 14 minutes and was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for concussion symptoms and given multiple staples for lacerations. Cohen said people present outside Capone’s told him it was Oezdemir that hit him.