Mikey Burnett update: Former UFC fighter in stable condition as police arrests two in connection to robbery attempt

Former UFC fighter Mikey Burnett is now in a stable condition after being shot four times in a robbery attempt Monday night outside a gym in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to a family friend Zane Heflin, who posted updates on Mikey’s condition on his Facebook account, the 41-year old mixed martial arts fighter who is also known as the “Eastside Assassin” is in a lot of pain but is in stable condition after the surgery at St. Francis Hospital.

He also posted that they are opening a fund account to help Mikey and his family with the medical expenses as Mikey underwent another surgery for a swelling leg that doctors detected earlier.

Mikey, together with his son, Freddie, were coming out of the gym and were getting into their vehicle when two suspected teens asked for Mikey’s phone at gun point. When Mikey resisted, the assailant fired four shots at him hitting him in the groin and abdomen. Freddie then got out the vehicle and attack the assailant but was shot in the leg as well. The suspects managed to flee the scene.

In a follow up report by KJRH-TV, two teenagers were arrested by the police in connection with the incident and charges of attempted robbery and attempted homicide will be filed against them.

Mikey Burnett was a member of the fighting team called the Lion’s Den. He lost on a controversial decision to Pat Miletich in a UFC title fight for the UFC welterweight championship at the UFC Ultimate Brazil that crowned Miletich as the first-ever holder of the UFC welterweight crown. As a UFC fighter, Mikey has a record of seven wins and two loses. Prior to being a mixed martial artist, Mikey was also a professional boxer.

After his stint in the UFC, Mikey would start his own training facility with his brother Scott Burnett in East Tulsa called Mikey’s Gym. There he would teach and instruct at various gyms in the city and surrounding area for the next several years.

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