Arman Tsarukyan Provides Explanation For Slight Altercation During UFC 300 Walkout

During his highly anticipated UFC 300 walkout to face former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, Arman Tsarukyan had a minor dust up with a fan in attendance, and now he has explained the incident.

Tsarukyan managed to secure the narrowly scored split decision over Oliveira on the main card at UFC 300 this past Saturday. He used excellent offensive wrestling to secure takedowns, and managed to escape from multiple submissions, essentially nullifying the progressive advances of his opponent.

Now that the dust has settled, the recent victor now has had the chance to explain himself, and the seemingly minor incident that occurred during his walkout.

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“He showed me ‘F*** you’ and he wanted to punch me and I wanted to punch him back,” Tsarukyan said. “That’s it. So guys, no one show me ‘F*** you.’ It doesn’t matter who you are, I’m going to punch you in the face. You can show me ‘F***’ from like 200 meters, I’m not going to punch you. But when you’re close to me, it’s, like automatically, I’m from Russia. Don’t do that, please, or I’m going to go to prison in U.S.”

(h/t MMAFighting.com)

Despite the fact that the incident did not result in anything serious, Dana White commented on the scenario. While he does think the fan made an error, he does also expect possible legal action from the spectator involved.

“You might not want to hang over the things and grab people when they’re walking out,” White said. “These guys are all f****** hyped up whatever. I’m sure we’re probably going to get sued. We’ll deal with that on Monday too.”

(h/t MMAFighting.com)

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