Former UFC fighter Mikey Burnett and son, Freddie Burnett, were shot in a busy parking lot in Tulsa, Oklahoma Monday night.
Police said the men were shot in an attempted robbery.
A family member of the victims said her husband and son had been working out at the gym but parked in the nearby Rib Crib parking lot around 7:30 p.m.
Tulsa police said the Burnetts got to their car when two men walked up and tried to rob them. Reporters are told Freddie tried to fight off the suspected robbers when they held up his father.
Police said the Mikey was shot three times in the abdomen and Freddie was shot once in the leg. Police said Mikey was taken to the hospital for surgery. Both are expected to survive.
Police said the two men ran off to the other side of the parking lot where they got in a vehicle and drove away.
At this point, police aren’t giving a vehicle description or description of the men who carried out the shooting, but do say there are a lot of security cameras in the area.
Mikey is a Tulsa native and former MMA and UFC fighter. He graduated from Nathan Hale and wrestled for three years in college before making his MMA debut in 1996.
Mikey holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 5-2 with three of those fights being held in the UFC. His only loss while there came via a decision to Pat Miletich at UFC 17.5. Mikey’s last fight was at UFC 18 on Jan. 8, 1999.
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