Speaking exclusively to BloodyElbow. com, world champion grappler Lloyd Irvin said his home in Accokeek, Maryland was invaded by two armed gunman on Saturday morning at approximately 4:30am.
According to Irvin, the two gunman held Irvin, his son, wife and UFC light heavyweight contender Brandon Vera at gun point while demanding to be directed towards valuables like cash or jewelry.
While one gunman held Irvin's family hostage, another gunman directed Irvin to the the master bedroom. According to Irvin, he led the gunman toward his bedroom. Once in the bedroom, Irvin said he noticed the other gunman was far enough away down the hall to make a move to disarm the attacker in his bedroom. Irvin, an expert in Sambo defensive gun and knife techniques, was able to get ahold of the gun in the attacker's hands, first separating the clip from the gun and then removing the gun from the attacker's hands.
According to Irvin, no one in his family was physically hurt, although the psychological trauma at this point is considerable.
While Vera is physically unharmed, leaving for England this Tuesday and will continue training,
This could definitely affect Vera going into his fight against Keith Jardine at UFC 89. It is great that no one was harmed, but the lasting psychological damage could definitely impair him during his fight.