Rodrigo de Lima, a former fighter in the UFC, died Sunday after being involved in an argument with a rideshare driver in Brazil.
According to reports, de Lima had an argument and “altercation” with Uber driver Jefferson Roger Maciel Barata, which ended with de Lima leaving Barata’s vehicle on foot near a gas station in Belem, Brazil. The conflict apparently did not end there.
Per MMA fighting:
UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres, a longtime friend and teammate of “Monstro”, told MMA Fighting on Monday morning that the 26-year-old fighter was inside a car with a few friends when he started arguing with the driver.
The driver allegedly stopped the car, Prazeres said, and they got in an altercation before the man drove away, came back and allegedly hit de Lima from behind with his car.
Police are reportedly looking for Barata, who allegedly fled the scene immediately after running de Lima down.
Rodrigo De Lima compiled a 9-3-1 record during his professional MMA career.