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23rd Apr 2018

Fights break out in the stands during UFC event in Atlantic City

Leave it to the professionals...

Darragh Murphy

Well that all kicked off, didn’t it?

There was no shortage of quality fights when the Octagon set up shop in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

Several barn-burners were put on in front of the 10,000 fans at Boardwalk Hall in New Jersey but those in attendance were not content to remain spectators as the fist-flying spilled into the stands.

After the bantamweight brawl between Aljamain Sterling and Wales’ Brett Johns, a scuffle broke out in the crowd which didn’t go unnoticed in the post-fight interview.

“There’s a fight breaking out,” Sterling said after claiming a unanimous decision.

“Oh man! He might get a finish better than I did!”

According to claims from those inside the venue, the fight broke out between Sterling’s fans and those who were supporting the previously undefeated Welshman.

The above wasn’t the only example of fans attempting to replicate the far more technical fighting that was going on in the cage as plenty of reports emerged of altercations between fans throughout the evening.

It goes without saying that it should be left to the professionals…