- Ex-UFC fighter Jimmie River revealed he is now a full-fledged police officer
- “El Terror” has had a remarkable MMA career before joining the police
Former UFC bantamweight Jimmie Rivera was happy to announce that he has officially become a police officer. The 33-year-old has also vowed to be the “change” the nation has been yearning for.
After enduring the exhausting and rigorous training while attending the police academy at the same time, Rivera was able to pull it off as he is now a full-fledged police officer. Sharing the good news to his fans, “El Terror” took his thoughts on social media and reassured everybody that he will fulfill his duty with integrity and dignity.
“This has been a very tough and challenging journey, working 6 days a week teaching, training, and going to the police academy,” Rivera wrote on Instagram. “Sunday, the only day of having family time. But the dust has settled and I am officially a police officer. Someone said you want to make a change, you have to be the change. Can’t wait to get out there and be that change!”
An incredible MMA career
Rivera will be looking to be a standout in his new profession. But while that is yet to be seen, let’s take a quick look at his incredible career as a professional fighter.
Rivera has been a pro since 2008 but it was only in 2015 when he finally joined the UFC. It was easy to see that “El Terror” will be a notable UFC fighter as he came in off of a sensational 15-fight winning streak, having competed in various promotions.
Under the UFC banner, Rivera picked up where he left off and won in his first five trips to the Octagon, beating the biggest names in the bantamweight division, including Urijah Faber and Pedro Munhoz.
Marlong Moraes ended Rivera’s unbelievable streak at UFC Fight Night 131 but “El Terror” quickly bounced back stronger and beat John Dodson in his next fight. Since then, Rivera went 1-3 in his last four fights in the UFC which included a devastating loss to Munhoz in their rematch at UFC Vegas 20.
Rivera parted ways with the UFC in August 2021. He joined BKFC last year but only fought once under the bare-knuckle boxing promotion – a draw with Howard Davis.