Watch: Security Stops Brewing Altercation Between Paddy Pimblett And Ilia Topuria At UFC 282 Press Conference
The two have been in previous incidents.
Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria have gone at it again.
Though they’re facing different opponents on Saturday’s UFC 282 pay-per-view card, that didn’t stop the two from exchanging colorful words.
Thursday’s verbal commotion started when Topuria interrupted Pimblett’s opponent Jared Gordon, correcting past comments that Pimblett was a quitter.
Then there was no stopping there.
Pimblett mocked Topuria’s representation of Germany and Spain. Topuria continued to swear at Pimblett in English and Spanish.
It then looked like things were going to get physical when Pimblett challenged Topuria to “do it then, you little fart,” which prompted Topuria to walk over to him before security intervened.
UFC President Dana White later said: “I don’t know what the hell just happened.”
Pimblett faces Gordon in the co-main event on Saturday. Topuria fights Bryce Mitchell in a featherweight bout.