Alessio Di Chirico Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Taxi Driver In Spain
Former UFC fighter Alessio Di Chirico has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a taxi driver in Spain.
According to a report from Italian news outlet Diario de Ibiza, the victim has been identified as Omar Bouhia.
Bouhia was transporting the professional mixed martial artist and his family from a restaurant to their hotel.
Di Chirico had asked to sit in the back of his vehicle along with his wife and children. The request was denied as it is allegedly against the law. That’s when Di Chirico began to berate the driver, paid for the trip, and then allegedly attacked him.
The driver is said to have been transported by helicopter to a hospital in Ibiza, where he is scheduled for surgery to repair the facial trauma he suffered.
Di Chirico is due in court today after spending the night in jail following arrest by the Civil Guard.
The Association of Taxi Drivers of Formentera released a statement on the incident.
“The entire sector is dismayed by the seriousness of the events that took place,” the statement read. “The taxi is a public transport service in which sometimes situations of disagreement can occur due to ignorance of the regulations by some passengers, but it should never be forgotten that at the wheel of each taxi there is a human being with a family and that verbal violence or aggression will never be a good means to resolve conflicts.”
Di Chirico holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 13-7. Beginning in 2016, the 33-year-old fighter had 11 fights with the UFC. He went 7-4 while with the promotion.
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