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NSAC kommer utreda UFC 279 och presskonferensincidenten

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Nevada State Athletic Commission kommer utreda incidenten som hände backstage på presskonferensen inför UFC 279.

NSAC kommer utreda vad som hände mellan Khamzat Chimaev och Kevin Holland

Det blev en rejäl cirkus inför UFC 279 och allt startade egentligen på presskonferensen innan. Presskonferensen fick nämligen ställas in på grund av att Khamzat Chimaev (12-0) och Kevin Holland (23-8) börjat bråka backstage. Nu visar det sig att NSAC (Nevada Stage Athletic Commission) kommer utreda händelsen och eventuellt ge inblandade någon form av straff. Så här skriver NASC i ett pressmeddelande.

“Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman Stephen J. Cloobeck, and Executive Director Jeff Mullen are aware that the UFC Press Conference on Thursday, September 8, 2022, was cancelled midway through the event. Early reports indicate that an altercation took place prior to and during the press conference, and possibly involved licensed fighters and their associates.

“The Chairman has been in communications with UFC executives regarding the events of September 8 . At this time, the UFC is working with the Nevada Athletic Commission on a full investigation into this incident. If the Nevada Athletic Commission determines that licensees acted improperly, we will initiate appropriate disciplinary action against all involved.

“Although “trash talking” between competitive athletes is common, any escalation into physical altercations may discredit the sport of unarmed combat and is wholly unacceptable. Further, such behavior may expose participants to both civil and criminal liability. The Nevada Athletic Commission will act strongly and decisively to safeguard and elevate unarmed combat in Nevada.

“The Nevada Athletic Commission will strictly discipline all licensees for all incidents of physical violence between athletes outside the ring or cage, up to and including purse forfeiture, revocation or suspension of any current license, denial of applications for new applicants, or denying future license renewals.”

Dana White kallade incidenten en ”Shitshow”

Det var UFCs VD Dana White som kom ut och förklarade att de blivit tvungen att ställa in presskonferensen. Han beskrev det som att det vara flera inblandade i vad som hände backstage och att UFC aldrig haft en incident som detta tidigare.

“There was multiple, crazy, I don’t even know what to call it. However many years, 22 years, however long I’ve been doing this, we’ve never had an incident like today,”

“All hell broke loose out here. I don’t even know, we stopped it but we didn’t do a good job of not letting it happen.”

Nu återstår det och se om det blir några eftergifter för de som var inblandade, men vi även kanske kan få en förklaring på vad som egentligen hände där bakom scenen.

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