The alleged gunman who claimed to be a UFC fighter earlier than opening fireplace exterior a Texas bar fortunately is not a UFC fighter.

On Thursday, U.S. Marshals arrested 37-year-old Jenelius Crew in Miami and charged him with eight counts of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, police mentioned in a press release.

The fees stem from a taking pictures final Friday in San Antonio, the place a person shot eight folks with a rifle within the car parking zone of a venue referred to as Rebar. The person was a part of a bunch denied entrance into the bar as a result of they had been “inebriated,” based on San Antonio police Chief William McManus. He then went to his automobile to retrieve a gun and returned, opening fireplace. No one was killed.

The unusual twist on this story is what occurred after the person was stopped on the door and earlier than he went again to his automobile. In keeping with McManus, he instructed bar safety: “Don’t you realize who I’m? I’m a UFC fighter from California.”

Jenelius Crew. (Miami Dade County Division of Corrections through Related Press)

That, nonetheless, is just not the case. There’s no indication that Crew ever has fought for the UFC. Whether or not or not he’s an MMA fighter in any respect is in query, as nothing turns up in Tapology’s fighter database whenever you search his identify, the place he’d nearly actually be listed if he’s ever competed.

Dana White mentioned final week that he hoped it wasn’t true concerning the shooter being a fighter for his promotion. The UFC boss can now breathe straightforward.

Why this man would blurt out that he’s a UFC fighter earlier than occurring a taking pictures spree is anybody’s guess.

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