The continuously trying story of UFC lightweight contender Bobby “King” Green has taken yet another unfortunate turn.
Back in May, Green lost his younger brother, Mitchell Davis Jr., in a drive-by shooting that Green believes was related to Davis’ previous gang ties. In the aftermath of his brother’s death (which also saw two of his uncles and his cousin shot), a hit was allegedly placed on Green himself. Even for a foster child who grew up in a particularly seedy section of San Bernardino, CA — one who had witnessed countless gang atrocities throughout his upbringing — this was a particularly horrific development to say the least.
And now, it appears that Green’s *other* brother has been shot as well. The heartbreaking news came from Green’s Facebook page late last night:
While the condition of Green’s brother remains unclear as of this write-up, the comments on his FB status seem to indicate that he is at least alive.
Following his win over Josh Thomson in July, Green told MMAJunkie that he had yet to even mourn his brother’s passing due to the time constraints of his hurried fight camp. In truth, he had only accepted the short notice fight to honor his memory:
The only reason I took the fight is to give my brother that honor, to put him on the front stage and say he was a good kid. He was a great guy. He was my closest soldier to me – my little, my baby brother. When I go home, he was the first person I was going to see.
I’m going to go visit his grave and really express my hurt. I’ve been so busy and so occupied – because I only took the fight on 12-days’ notice – that you don’t have time to do all these different things. So I’m just ready now.
I’m going to take my time to really cry for my brother. I didn’t really get the time to share that.
Just an awful string of events for a guy who can’t seem to catch a break. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bobby.
Article courtesy of Cage Potato,