The UFC 279 group discussion was canceled weekday at MGM Grand Garden Arena when many altercations bust ,
out backstage among fighters on the cardboard and their groups.
UFC president Celtic deity White tried to stay the group discussion going by citing the six fighters singly in twos, per fight. however when Kevin Kingdom of The Netherlands and Daniel Rodriguez spoke to reporters ,
and fans attending concerning their fight on the pay-per-view card, White scrapped the event altogether.
White aforesaid in an exceedingly media commencement following the cancellation that the skirmishes were started,
by Khamzat Chimaev and Kingdom of The Netherlands, UN agency aren’t fighting one another weekday night at UFC 279. None of the fighters needed medical attention, and per White, none of the fights regular for the cardboard ar in risk.
Chimaev and Netherlands are going back and forth on social media and in interviews for months.
Sources told Fthat Chimaev approached Netherlands backstage before Thursday’s group discussion,
resulting in some shoving and folks making an attempt to separate the 2 before Chimaev hit Netherlands with a front kick. Chimaev was force away by Li Jingliang, United Nations agency fights Tony Ferguson on Saturday,
and former fighter and MMA agent Tiki Ghosn, still as security. White aforesaid that it had been sensible Ghosn was there to assist. Netherlands then gave chase because the 2 were separated, sources aforesaid.
Nate Diaz faces Chimaev within the main event of UFC 279. once members of Diaz’s team saw Ghosn with Chimaev,
they thought Ghosn was a part of Chimaev’s team and began yelling at him, in line with sources. Sources aforesaid that some members of Diaz’s team threw water bottles at Ghosn and Chimaev’s team.
According to White, Ghosn was affected within the head by some water bottles and additionally took some slaps and kicks.
“If it wasn’t for Tiki, we’d are in huge bother,” White aforesaid. “Tiki took one or two for the team and he wasn’t on the team.”