Backstage Brawl Erupts At UFC 279 Between Chimaev, Diaz, Holland

Backstage Brawl Erupts At UFC 279 Between Chimaev, Diaz, Holland

By Abdullah Ouazri
Friday, September 9th 2022, 12:03AM, 29 days ago

A massive brawl has erupted at MGM Grand during the time of the UFC 279 press conference. The press conference is canceled, but the show will move on as per schedule according to Dana White.

The altercations began between Khamzat Chimaev and Kevin Holland but erupted into a brawl involving over 100 people. Holland made his way to the conference and faced off with his opponent, but Chimaev seemingly escalated the situation.

It turned into a Team Chimaev vs. Team Diaz royal rumble and multiple other fighters were involved. Renowned manager Tiki Ghosn "took a few shots for the team," said Dana White at a media scrum. He further said, "If it wasn't for Tiki we'd have been in big trouble."

Holland since weighed in as well.

"Just so everyone knows. I offered that clown a free beard trim. I don’t know anywhere in the US that would offer that service free! I am precise I promise I would not knick him. At your service just like the hotel staff bro." - Kevin Holland via Twitter.

According to media reports, there were no serious injuries to any fighters during the breakout and Dana White revealed that the conference had to be canceled for safety reasons.

HOME OF COMBAT
Submit picks and score rounds with the Verdict MMA app.
Read More
See all
UFC 284 Set In Australia, Alex Volkanovski Looks To Return
UFC 284 Set In Australia, Alex Volkanovski Looks To Return
Geoff Neal And Shavkhat Rakhmonov Verbally Agree To Fight
Geoff Neal And Shavkhat Rakhmonov Verbally Agree To Fight
Frankie Edgar Faces Chris Gutierrez In His Retirement Fight
Frankie Edgar Faces Chris Gutierrez In His Retirement Fight
Kevin Holland Ends Retirement, Set For Main Event Against Wonderboy At UFC Orlando
Kevin Holland Ends Retirement, Set For Main Event Against Wonderboy At UFC Orlando
Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev Reportedly Being Finalized For UFC 282
Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev Reportedly Being Finalized For UFC 282

OverUnder Newsletter

Join over 100,000 fight fans and receive the best fight week content every Friday morning.

Check out our lastest edition.