Two unidentified mixed martial arts fighters and a promoter were attacked by a group of ten men wielding a taser gun early Sunday morning in a robbery attempt at their hotel in Gatineau, Quebec.
Gatineau police would not identify the fighters by name but did say that they were involved in Freedom Fight mixed martial arts event at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau. A third man who was also attacked was identified as one of the event’s promoters.
THE OTTAWA SUN reports, “Yesterday, one fighter was in a medically induced coma at hospital while the other was recuperating from serious injuries. The promoter was only slightly injured.”
Police say the men answered a knock at their door at 4 a.m., “when they opened the door, as many as 10 men burst into the room and shocked the men with a Taser before beating them with bottles, kicking and punching them.”
The attackers left the ladies who were in the room unharmed.
Freedom Fight executive producer Pete Rodley, who disputed the police account saying nobody was seriously injured and robbers left empty handed, used this incident as an opportunity to brag about how successful the event was. Rodley tells the SUN, “They must’ve known the promoter had a good night.”