Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima killed after an argument with an Uber driver on Sunday in the city of Belém, Brazil. And his fans have been asking How did Rodrigo de Lima die?
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.
So how did Rodrigo de Lima die?
According to the authorities, de Lima argued with the driver and left his car. For unknown reasons, the man, later identified as Jefferson Roger Maciel, hit de Lima from behind and left the scene.
According to Prazeres, the police are currently searching for the driver. Multiple local newspaper reports confirm Prazeres’ account.
”Monstro” (9-3-1) fought twice under the UFC banner between 2014 and 2015, losing to Neil Magny and Efrain Escudero.
The former Jungle Fight welterweight champion fought for the last time in June 2018, submitting Luiz Fabiano in the co-main event of Shooto Brazil 85.