Volkan’s Camp Breaks Silence on “Bar Fight,” Say UFC Fighter’s Actions “Justified”

It was recently reported that UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir was arrested on Saturday night, Nov. 18, by the Fort Lauderdale Police and placed in Broward County jail. Arrested for aggravated battery, the fighter’s bail has been set to $10,000.

Now Frederic Englund, manager to Oezdemir, has come forward with a statement concerning the fighter’s recent arrest.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Englund stated:

“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.”