“Totalne blo * yo! I’ve been doing this for 23 years and I’ve never seen anything like it!” – UFC 279 press conference canceled!

Thursday’s press conference to promote Saturday’s UFC 279 event has been canceled.

Not so a press conference before Saturday’s gala UFC 279 imagined the helmsman of the organization Dana White. The event started half an hour later than the announcement by the American promoter that the contestants would be invited to the stage twosbecause on backstage it came to screw up.

Moments later, they left the journalists Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguezwho answered a few questions, then becoming to staredown.

The thing is, however Nate Diaz, Khamzat Chimaev and Jingliang Li They did not take the stage anymore, and Dana White canceled the entire press conference.

– I am in a very strange position – He said. – Something like this has never happened before in the history of this company. Trust me when I say this is the right decision not to hold this conference now. Yes … I understand you. I am with you, but for everyone’s safety, this is the right decision. Sorry. Thanks for coming.

Taking advantage of the commotion, he appeared on stage for a moment, apparently having a great time Tony Ferguson.

– Many things happened simultaneously – White continued a few minutes later in a meeting with reporters without going into detail. – It wasn’t that something happened and the situation got inflamed. Many things were happening here simultaneously. Security was in one place, but it wasn’t in the other, it wasn’t in the third, and everything was starting to escalate. Fuck it up.

Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez

White noted that no one was hurt, also revealing that of the six players who were scheduled to attend the press conference, four had attended the press conference instead. screw up.

The American promoter denied that the brawl contributed to the promotion of the gala. He assured that he counted on a sharp exchange of views during the conference, being also convinced that a face-to-face meeting of Diaz with Chimaev would be a real promotional hit.

– I don’t even know how to describe it – White said. – I have been doing this for 23 years and we never had anything like today. All hell broke loose.

“We held it all back, but … We didn’t do a good job of stopping it.” We just haven’t experienced anything like this yet. We will be prepared next time.

Journalist Ariel Helwani reported that the spark that unleashed the storm was Khamzat Chimaev’s run-in with Kevin Holland, but no details are yet available on the subject. However, this version was confirmed by Dana White, a Trailblazer quickly published a mysterious post, possibly revealing the backstage of the conflict.

– For everyone’s attention – he wrote. – I offered that clown a free beard trim. I know of no other place in the United States where such services are free! I am precise and I promise not to cheat him. At service, bro, like hotel staff.

Helwani also reported that fists, kicks, and various things were pummeling against the opposing sides.

Journalist Brett Okamoto reported that after Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev were hooked up, one of Nate Diaz’s numerous team members threw something – a bottle? – towards the Chechen team and the drake started again.

The voice spoke quickly too Wolfby posting a short recording on social media.

– I told them not to mess with us – said the Khamzat. – Kevin got what he deserved. Same Diaz.

Daniel Rodriguez published a short video on social media, which, however, does not show any quarrel, although an intense atmosphere debates – yes.

The next reports were made by Helwani.

– Khamzat Chimaev pushed away with a kick to Holland’s chest – a Canadian journalist wrote. It was his reaction to Holland’s recent statements that irritated him. When a row broke out here, there was this drake on the Chimaev-Diaz line and the bottles went in motion.

Update in progress …

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