Former UFC star Rodrigo de Lima killed in hit-and-run following argument with Uber driver in Brazil
A former UFC star Rodrigo de Lima has died on Sunday after reportedly being involved in a hit and run incident following an argument with an Uber driver in Belém, Brazil.
The 26-year-old was inside a car along with a couple of friends when he began to argue with the driver, according to UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres, who was a friend and teammate. It is reported that the driver stopped the car and got into a fight with Rodrigo. The driver then drove away, only to return and allegedly slam Rodrigo from the back with the vehicle.
Rodrigo leaves behind his wife and two children. Prazeres revealed that authorities are currently on the lookout for the driver. Rodrigo aka "Monstro" had fought twice under the UFC banner and had lost to Neil Magny and Efrain Escudero. The ex-welterweight champion had fought for the last time in June 2018.