I love fried chicken, but that shit ain't worth dyin' for.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko, scheduled to fight former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm in the UFC on FOX 20 main event this July in Chicago, was caught in a wild restaurant shootout in Peru.
One that left her trainer, Pavel Fedotov, hospitalized with gunshot wounds (and no side of sweet potato fries).
When the robbers had completed the theft and were fleeing the scene, Fedotov, who was carrying a firearm, fired at the robbers, allegedly starting the shootout. According to witnesses, more than 15 shots were fired. One of the robbers, who hasn't been identified, died in the shooting just outside the restaurant, while the other two fled the scene on a motorcycle. Additionally, two of the customers were injured. Natalie Fiorella Vera Marcos is now safe after having a bullet removed from her. Fedotov, who was shot in the abdomen, is still at Casimiro Ulloa hospital.
Let that be a lesson to any fighter who wants fried food during training camp.
Shevchenko recently dropped a decision to top contender Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 last March. "Bullet" is currently ranked No. 9 and has just one other appearance inside the Octagon, a split decision win over Sarah Kaufman at UFC on FOX 17 back in December.
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