The highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 was marred by an incredible scrap between the two fighters’ teams.
The incident occurred after the fight had ended, with McGregor and Poirier embracing in the center of the octagon. As the two fighters were exchanging pleasantries, a member of McGregor’s team, Dillon Danis, appeared to shove Poirier’s teammate, Chandler Jones.
The shove sparked a wild brawl between the two teams, with punches and kicks being thrown. The fight was eventually broken up by security, but not before a member of Poirier’s team, Ali Abdelaziz, was seen slapping McGregor in the face.
The incident has been widely condemned by the MMA community, with many calling for the fighters involved to be punished.
McGregor has since taken to social media to address the incident, claiming that he was “shoved” by Danis and that he was “defending” himself. He also said that he was “disgusted” by the actions of Abdelaziz.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently investigating the incident and could potentially hand out punishments to those involved.
The incident has cast a shadow over what was an otherwise exciting fight between McGregor and Poirier. The two fighters put on a show for the fans, with McGregor eventually emerging victorious via second-round TKO.
The fight was the first time the two had met since their first encounter in 2014, when McGregor won via first-round TKO.
The rematch was highly anticipated, with both fighters looking to prove that they were the better fighter. Unfortunately, the post-fight brawl has overshadowed the fight itself and has left a sour taste in the mouths of many MMA fans.
It remains to be seen what punishments, if any, will be handed out to those involved in the incident. But one thing is for sure, the incident has taken away from what was an otherwise exciting fight between two of the best fighters in the world.