The UFC 279 press conference saw a massive altercation take place backstage between Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland, and Nate Diaz’s entire team. Recently, Darren Till shared his thoughts on the brawl and said he won’t get involved in Khamzat Chimaev’s beefs, but he is there to back him up.

Chimaev has been confronting numerous people who have referenced his name this week as he prepares for his UFC 278 main event fight against Nate Diaz. During the UFC 279 press conference, Chimaev had an altercation with Holland, who shares the same card as him with a scheduled bout against Daniel Rodriguez.

Chimaev allegedly kicked Holland in the chest, resulting in a backstage brawl. As a result of Chimaev and his opponent Diaz fighting, UFC president Dana White cancelled the press conference. Now, Till dismissed White’s claim that “all hell broke loose.”

Till said in an interview with The MacLife, “It’s nothing, it’s just team vs. team,” He added, “It’s like they’re gonna protect Nate and we’re gonna protect Khamzat and it’s team vs. team. That’s all it is.” It should be noted, Till and Holland were seen jawing at each other at the hotel, but Till isn’t interested in getting involved.

“If Khamzat and Kevin bumped into each other, that’s their beef, none of us are gonna step in,” Till added. “That’s not our beef. If someone wants to beef with Khamzat, they got beef. It’s not like 30 of us are gonna jump in on Kevin. So I was saying that to Kevin, like, ‘None of us are gonna jump, you have your beef with Khamzat. So I said, ‘Just worry about your fights,’ and he was like, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’”

Meanwhile, Chimaev will face Diaz in the main event of UFC 279 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Holland competes against Rodriguez two fights earlier. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNNew and early prelims on ESPN+. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more MMA news.

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