Watch shock MMA moment press conference descend into chaos with flying punches and kicks
A HUGE brawl broke out at an MMA press conference as punches and kicks left an audience in shock.
Chaos unfolded at a Russian event – part of Arena Winline – when a fighter addressed one of the other men seated on stage while speaking into a microphone.
A fighter then threw a punch at the seated man, before security rushed in to try and break things up.
As the camera zoomed in, another man could punch someone on the ground as a crowd tried to separate various fighters.
Eventually, some form of order was restored – before one man broke free from safety and fired a dropkick into another’s back.
It’s the second time in a month that an MMA press conference has been overshadowed by outrageous scenes at the pre-fight press conference.
A Hype Fighting Championship press conference also erupted into a violent altercation in late January.
Promoters of the event later posted a message on social media after the brawl – but refused to condemn the actions.
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They just said, “This is Hype Fighting. A conference fight. This can only happen to us.”
The post was widely criticized and even led to UFC boss Dana White responding to the comments.
He said, “There’s a rule [at press conferences]. That’s why we are here.
“Sean Shelby missed that one. Sean and I see this thing differently. I saw him on social media and called him immediately.
“I saw this happening on social media and I called Sean and said, ‘Where was your head on this?’ He was coming in hot and it’s Jeremy Stephens, he’s a savage.
“I mean, we’re not here to look good and take pictures. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen. »