LAS VEGAS — Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria have a protracted historical past of dangerous blood, and one other chapter was written Thursday throughout a UFC 282 pre-fight press convention.
Though outdoors of the separate matchups on Saturday’s card at T-Cellular Area, Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 cfu) and Topuria (12-0 MMA, 4-0 cfu) engaged in a disagreement anyway.
The spat started when Topuria interrupted Pimblett’s opponent, Jared Gordon, throughout a correction on previous feedback that Pimblett was a quitter.
The insults began to move. Pimblett referred to as Topuria illustration from a number of international locations. Topuria, in the meantime, swore at Pimblett in English and Spanish.
At one level, Pimblett invited Topuria to “do it then, little fart”. Topuria half-heartedly accepted his provide, as he obtained up and walked over to Pimblett earlier than UFC safety intervened.
The altercation led UFC President Dana White to say, “I do not know what simply occurred.”
Try the complete argument and altercation within the video above.
For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s Occasion Heart for UFC 282 and watch the complete pre-fight press convention video under.
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