Saturday, November 27, 2021

Chris Wilson Robbed At Gunpoint In Brazil, Family Are OK

From The Canadian Press via The Score:

RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC fighter Chris (The Professor) Wilson, an American based in Brazil, is heaving a sigh of relief after surviving an armed robbery this week.

Wilson, who is training to meet Brock Larson at UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas, was jumped when he came home Wednesday.

“As I came into the apartment complex, a guy held me up at gunpoint and then he called his friends. And then a total of five people came up to the apartment. They were armed and my family was in the bathroom – I've got two kids – so it was just a terrible situation,” he told The Canadian Press.

“And then they cleaned out whatever they wanted. They were after small stuff, but they took our TV and my laptop, and jewelry. And they took some of the kids' clothing and Nike tennis shoes, which are expensive down here.

“Then they put everything in my car, made me take them somewhere. It was just terrible. Wasn't sure if I was coming back from that one. But it all worked out.”

His family was fine and police are on the case, he reported. And he will fight as planned.


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