Former MMA Fighter Mikey Burnett and Son Shot While Exiting Tulsa Gym

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 1, 2016

Closeup of a glove and the UFC logo at Ultimate Fighting Championship 73 on Saturday, July 7, 2007, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Former UFC fighter Mikey Burnett and his son, Freddie, were reportedly shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Monday night.

Tess Maune of News on 6 in Tulsa reported the story and noted both men "are expected to survive" the incident.

Maune cited a family member who said Burnett and Freddie were working out at a gym and had parked in a nearby parking lot. The police said two men attempted to rob them at their car. "We're told Freddie tried to fight off the suspected robbers when they held up his dad," Maune wrote.

Burnett was reportedly shot three times in the abdomen, while Freddie was shot in the leg.

Paighten Harkins of the Tulsa World reported both were taken to the hospital in the aftermath. Harkins also noted Freddie is only 18 years old.

"[Sergeant Robert] Rohloff said both victims' condition had stabilized," per Harkins.

Sara Whaley of Fox23 in Tulsa provided a look at the scene:

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BREAKING: 31st Garn. RibCrib. PD says 2 shot in prkg lot by thieves trying to rob them. Suspects on loose. @FOX23 https://t.co/oTKLA4yjsB

According to Sherdog, Burnett, who is from Tulsa, sported a 5-2 record in his career. He last appeared in a fight Jan. 8, 1999, when he beat Townsend Saunders at UFC 18.

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