While fights take place all the time in a cage, it’s not very often that full-scale brawls break out. But over in Russia at AMC Fight Nights Global: Winter Cup yesterday, things got WAY out of hand.
Two fighters named Magomed Ismailov and Vladimir Mineev were face to face, doing an interview to set up a rematch (the two men fought to a draw in 2018). As you can see in the video below (courtesy of Grabaka Hitman on Twitter), the two men decided to engage in some fisticuffs. And then all hell broke loose, with a bunch of other people getting involved. Check it out:
Well they're certainly in the Christmas spirit over at AMC Fight Nights in Russia pic.twitter.com/gCWagXAFRs— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 24, 2020
Order was apparently restored within a few minutes, but there were many people lingering in the cage for a while. This brings back memories of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teams going at it, or Mayhem Miller getting beaten down by Nick Diaz and his team at a Strikeforce event on CBS in 2010.