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Rony Jason says he's 'not aggressive,' denies assaulting his sister

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Rony Jason was cut by the UFC after winning only one of his last six fights.
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Former UFC fighter Rony Jason opened up for the first time after a video emerged of him allegedly assaulting his sister in a party in Quixada, Brazil, on Oct. 9.

Jason, who set his Instagram account as private after the incident and hasn’t addressed the situation to the media since, responded a few comments on his Instagram over the weekend.

The 33-year-old MMA fighter denies assaulting his sister despite being caught on tape, and says that life wasn’t easy since he had to provide money to his entire family after winning the first edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2012.

"I didn’t assault my sister,” Jason wrote. "Where’s the photo of the assault? There is no (photo) because there was no (assault). She came to attack me, ‘her history in the city’, I pushed her and she went down, I decided to get it off my chest because I’m the youngest son of the family and I support my two siblings who never worked, and her with two kids."

"I’m not and never was aggressive,” he continued in a separate comment. "I didn’t assault my sister and that didn’t even cross my mind, but constant dripping wears away the stone. She said in comments and in reports that she came to 'teach me a moral lesson’, but you have to have moral to begin with. She’s almost 40 with two kids, supported her entire life by her mother and by me. Anyway… I’m not in favor of aggression, who knows me know I was never in favor of it. But let’s move on with life because God gives the worst missions to his best soldiers. Nothing is in vain."

The UFC released a statement to MMA Fighting after the incident in Brazil, stating that Jason “was released from the organization after suffering three losses in his last four bouts”, but Jason continued to be tested by USADA as recent as in the third quarter of 2017, months after his last UFC bout in March.

The promotion didn’t address the video of the assault or when he was let go.

Jason (14-7, 1 no-contest) won the first edition of TUF: Brazil with a decision over Godofredo Pepey, improving to 3-0 under the promotion’s banner with wins over Sam Sicilia and Mike Wilkinson.

The Brazilian featherweight only won two of his next six bouts, with one of the victories being overturned to no-contest after he tested positive for diuretics.