The UFC 282 press conference descended into chaos when Ilia Topuria rushed Paddy Pimblett out of nowhere!
Pimblett is gearing up for his lightweight clash with Jared Gordon on Sunday, in what will be his first-ever co-main event fight on a pay-per-view.
But the near brawl between Topuria and Pimblett completely overshadowed the pre-fight press conference.
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These two have officially taken over at the #UFC282 press conference! 🤬 pic.twitter.com/hQAiAXXVkw
— UFC (@ufc) December 9, 2022
Topuria started the press conference by claiming that Pimblett “quit when he saw me coming.”
‘The Baddy’ didn’t hesitate in his reply and fired right back at his fellow lightweight.
“He’s obsessed with me. He hasn’t stopped tweeting about me all week. He needs to sort his life out. That little bum’s irrelevant.
“I haven’t seen him all week. The UFC have kept us apart. Cause when I saw him last time, he got a hand sanitizer bottle bounced off his [head]. Hand sanitizer boy! You’re known as hand sanitizer boy, you little mongrel.”
Topuria and Pimblett have never been the best of friends and they’ve tried to make this known at every available opportunity. Their rivalry started when Topuria threw a hand sanitiser bottle at the Scouse fighter last March at UFC London.