The UFC 279 press conference has been canceled due to a backstage fight. Nate Diaz, Khamzat Chimaev and Kevin Holland are concerned in these violent clashes.
“It’s a very bizarre situation, a first for the UFC.” When he appeared earlier than reporters on Thursday, Dana White, the boss of the biggest MMA group on the planet, seems dangerous. While he has been on the head of the UFC for greater than 20 years, he has by no means seen this: a press conference has simply been canceled due to a violent fight involving a number of fighters current on the cardboard of UFC 279, organized on the evening of Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas (to comply with on RMC Sport 2).
“Sorry it isn’t going to occur. Sorry everybody. Trust me after I say it is the precise determination not to do that press conference. For everybody’s security, it is the precise determination “, indicates Dana White in front of the media, under the boos of the assistance.
Behind the scenes, violent clashes have just taken place. Initially, the teams of Khamzat Chimaev, opposed to Nate Diaz in the main event on Saturday night, would have settled a dispute with those of Kevin Holland, who must face Daniel Rodriguez this weekend. According to information from several journalists present on the spot, a first altercation broke out when Chimaev kicked Chimaev in the chest.
Chimaev: “I told them not to laugh with us”
In the process, once the situation had calmed down between Chimaev and Holland, Diaz and his clan would have entered into action to do battle with the Swedish fighter of Chechen origin. No injuries were reported, but kicks and punches were exchanged, while numerous objects, such as water bottles, were thrown. According to Dana White, the insufficient security teams were overwhelmed by the situation.
“I told them not to laugh with us. Kevin Holland received his share. Nate Diaz got his share,” Chimaev mentioned in an Instagram story. “Just so everyone knows: I gave this clown a free beard trim,” Holland quipped. I do not know of anyplace within the USA that provides this service without spending a dime! I’m particular, I promise not to hit him. At your service, identical to the resort employees, my brother.”
It guarantees for the fights – these deliberate within the octagon – on the evening of Saturday to Sunday.