It has been reported that Osmar Fernandes Dias, an instructor at the famed Chute Boxe Academy, was shot three times while leaving the academy early Tuesday morning in Curitiba, Brazil.
Dias’ trained some of the best fighters to ever come out of Chute Boxe. The Rua brothers and Wanderlei Silva learned their crafts under the late Dias, as well as Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Fabricio Werdum.
Xicão Joly who was a close friend to Dias stated, “We’ve heard it was an attempted assault, but right now no one knows the dettails”
Along with leaving a slew of fighters at the academy, Dias was also a family man according to Joly.
“All I can say is that all Chute Boxe people are shocked. He left two kids, hundreds of students and thousands of friends. Osmar was a great person, one of the most important instructors of the team and also the promoter of Torneio Estimulo, which was launching a new generation of Muay Thai and MMA.”
Chute Boxe’s official website stated Dias’ funeral is scheduled for tomorrow in Tamura, Brazil at 10am.