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UFC Contender Volkan Oezdemir Issues Statement Following Incident

UFC light heavyweight title contender Volkan Oezdemir is rumored for a potential January bout with champion Daniel Cormier.

Recently, though, a report has surfaced that Oezdemir was involved in an altercation this past August and has since been charged with aggravated battery.

His manager, Frederic Englund, provided MMAjunkie with a statement:

“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.