Not long ago, a video surfaced of UFC veteran Rony Jason brutally assaulting a woman at a party in Quixada, Brazil. As it turns out, the victim of the Brazilian fighter’s reprehensible attack was his own sister.
After a prolonged stretch of silence, Rony Jason has now spoken up on this ugly incident, having recently issued a statement on Facebook. Despite the fact that the whole ordeal was caught on video, he denies that it happened. While he denies the incident occurred, he also seems to attempt to justify it by venting about his strained relationship with his sister.
“I didn’t assault my sister,” Jason wrote (via Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com). “Where’s the photo of the assault? There is no (photo) because there was no (assault). She came to attack me, ‘her history in the city’, I pushed her and she went down, I decided to get it off my chest because I’m the youngest son of the family and I support my two siblings who never worked, and her with two kids.”
“I’m not and never was aggressive,” he continued in a separate comment. “I didn’t assault my sister and that didn’t even cross my mind, but constant dripping wears away the stone. She said in comments and in reports that she came to ‘teach me a moral lesson’, but you have to have moral to begin with. She’s almost 40 with two kids, supported her entire life by her mother and by me. Anyway… I’m not in favor of aggression, who knows me know I was never in favor of it. But let’s move on with life because God gives the worst missions to his best soldiers. Nothing is in vain.”
Shortly after this incident occured, the UFC released a statement assuring that Rony Jason had been released from the roster some time ago.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/23/2017.