Mitch Madadi. (Obs. bilden är montage).
Kimura.ses nya bloggare Reza Maddog Madadi är inte bara en av Europas absolut bästa MMA-utövare, han är även otroligt bra på att rädda liv. I ett pressmeddelande som UFC skickat ut till alla deras mediapartners runtom i världen får vi veta att UFC-fightern Reza räddade livet på en ettåring när denne råkade ramla i vattnet.
Det hela skedde i Stockholmsstadsdelen Hornsberg, där Reza satt på restaurangen Primo Ciao Ciaos uteservering. Plötsligt såg Reza att ett barn halkade av en brygga och föll i vattnet. Reza reagerade snabbt och kastade sig i vattnet. Pojkens pappa hoppade även han in i vattnet för att rädda sitt barn.
Reza som har en brandmansutbildning sedan tidigare kunde snabbt hjälpa upp både pojken och pappan ur vattnet.
Nedan kan ni se hela pressmeddelandet från UFC.
UFC FIGHTER REZA MADADI SAVES BABY BOY FROM DROWNING
Stockholm, Sweden – Swedish UFC star Reza “Maddog” Madadi saved a toddler’s life from drowning Friday, August 3. The Mixed Martial Artist had been kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago and was about to buy lunch at a restaurant in Hornsberg, when he witnessed a child of one and a half years old falling from a nearby pier into the sea. The child’s father quickly dove in to help save his son.
Madadi, a former aspiring fireman, immediately jumped into the water and saved both father and child from the turmoil of waves and rapid currents.
“Everyone just panicked but I didn’t even think, I just acted on instinct,” says Madadi.
Madadi’s life saving skills, learned during a fireman’s preparation course came in handy as he successfully pulled father and son out of the water. The father, a German tourist, was immensely grateful, and repeatedly thanked the UFC fighter.
“I could tell the man was very upset, but at the same time relieved. It’s easier said than done to act fast in situations like these. The problem is that many people start to think, but there is no time for thinking.”
The shore was crowded with sun bathing people and many witnessed the event including the staff of the nearby restaurant Primo Ciao Ciao.
A bystander who was very impressed with the performance of the athlete could conclude “If Reza hadn’t been there that boy would have drowned. One person wanted to take pictures of Reza with the father and the son, but Reza humbly declined, with respect to the family’s emotional status.”
Madadi who won his UFC debut match in front of a sold out crowd of 15.000 in his hometown of Stockholm last April, has already gained substantial stardom.