According to the English translation of the newspaper account that I was provided, Reljic was in bed when he heard the crash, and he jumped out, swam to the car, broke the windshield and pulled the men out. Either the account has been exaggerated a bit or Reljic is a real-life superhero.
Reljic is 8-0 in his pro MMA career, but he pulled out of UFC 90 with a back injury. Apparently it takes more than a bad back to keep Goran Reljic from saving someone's life.
Below, a complete translation of the Croatian article.
Translated by Ivan at Free Fight Videos
UFC fighter Goran Reljic risks own life to rescues two men
A crash that almost killed two young men on the 15th of October at around 3 a.m. could have had disastrous consequences when the two young men, both from Privlaka, spun and crashed into the sea.
Thankfully both men survived, due to the brave actions of Goran Reljic, the Croatian ultimate fighter, who resides in the immediate vicinity of the town in question.
When he heard the crash, Goran jumped out of bed, still in his underwear and jumped into the sea.
He swam to the car, proceeded to break the windshield of the vehicle and pull both men to land. Several eyewitness accounts confirm the story and so does Goran, who doesn't want any praise or recognition for the good deed.
"The only satisfaction I get is that both young men are alive and healthy, I don't need any praise, I simply did what anyone one would have done in that situation," Reljic said.
Reljic was scheduled to fight on October 25, but a back injury forced him out of his fight with Brazilian Thales Leites. Even with his back injury Reljic did not hesitate to help and rescue the two young man from the sinking car.
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