Statement Claims Volkan Oezdemir Was “Not The Aggressor” in “Bar Room” Altercation That Led to Arrest
By FCF Staff
Volkan Oezdemir’s manager has released a statement, which claims his client was “not the aggressor”, in an altercation that led to the fighter’s arrest this past weekend.
Oezdemir was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for aggravated battery, but no details regarding the alleged altercation had been reported. More recently, however, Oezdemir’s manager Frederic Englund, sent the following statement to MMA Junkie:
“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.”
The Swiss fighter has worked his way into title contention in the UFC, after going 3-0 in the Octagon, and scoring KO wins over Jimi Manuwa and Misha Cirkunov.