Chuck Liddell Isn’t Happy With The UFC 229 Brawl


The MMA world was shocked to say the least after UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov hopped the cage after a victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to start a brawl that spilled back into the Octagon and into the crowd.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell saw what happened at the event and took to Instagram to share his disgust at what took place:

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Incredible performance by both fighters @thenotoriousmma and @khabib_nurmagomedov But to end it like they did was a huge embarrassment to the sport. We (fighters)are sportsmen and champions and we should hold ourselves to a higher standard. We owe it to our fans and the sport itself. I don’t know when things started turning into some kind of shit show?!!! Unfortunately, when you allow more and more B.S. during weigh ins and outside of fights; You only slap fighters on the wrist for acting like barbarians and then offer them bigger contracts and reward them for this behavior. There is no penalty for their actions and it condones this type of behavior and consequently our sport loses its sacred respect. #respect #honor #martialarts #champion #goldenboypromotions #timeshavechanged #sportsmanship #whatashame

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Liddell himself is returning to action for the first time in over a decade next month at Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III, facing former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz for a third time.

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