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The MMA community reacts to the UFC 279 altercations: “IDIOTS!”

✔ Holland and Costa makes fun of Khamzat after backstage brawl! ✔ "Heard Darren Till got knocked out cold by a water bottle"

Multiple altercations backstage led to UFC boss Dana White having to make a tough call and canceling the UFC 279 press conference “for everyone’s safety”. White later confirmed that Swedish UFC star Khamzat Chimaev had been involved in verbal and physical fights with his fellow UFC colleagues Kevin Holland and Nate Diaz.

“Multiple crazy,” Dana White told reporters backstage after canceling the press conference. I don’t even know what to call it. However many years, 22 years? However long I’ve been doing this, we’ve never had an incident like today. All hell broke loose out here. I don’t even know how to (say it). We stopped it, but we didn’t do a good job of not letting happen.”

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reported that Khamzat had push kicked Holland in the chest and that Team Diaz got involved as the situation escalated. A number of UFC stars and MMA profiles were quick to comment on the altercations and many of them were critical of what unfolded in Las Vegas. Take a closer look at what the MMA community had to say about the UFC 279 brawl featuring Khamzat, Holland and Diaz, among others.



The MMA community reacts to the UFC 279 altercations: “IDIOTS!”

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