UFC 280 went down today in Abu Dhabi, and it was quite a show. Sean O’Malley had a controversial win, but that wasn’t the only hot-button issue during the event.
UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev and middleweight Abubakar Nurmagomedov almost threw down without a fight in place. They were separated, but the video tells all.
A video captured by MMA Junkie shows an army of UFC and venue security restraining an irate Chimaev, who is yelling at an off-camera Nurmagomedov.
It’s not clear what sparked this situation, but things did get heated. It’s anyone’s guess at this point.
Neither Chimaev nor Nurmagomedov commented on the altercation at the time of publication. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more details.
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