There is never a dull moment in combat sports.
MMA has had its share of whacky moments. From referees getting knocked down, to fighters being yeeted out of the cage, there’s bound to be something off the wall here and there. This latest incident is right up there with the other goofy occurrences.
Fighter Gets His Flowers & A Kick
Russian promotion, Arena Fighting, recently held a press conference and things went awry. One of the fighters had flowers and walked over to his opponent in what appeared to be a funny moment at first. When the opponent got up, however, the fighter with the flowers threw a roundhouse kick that was blocked and the two tumbled to the floor.
— Matysek (@Matysek88) March 9, 2022
We’ve seen some wild stuff when it comes to MMA in Russia. Last year, a post-fight brawl turned into a fully sanctioned bout under the R3 Fighting Championship banner. There was also the time a female MMA fighter defeated a 529-pound man.
This isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last time something outlandish happens in the world of Russian MMA. Heck, it won’t be the last time something wild happens in MMA regardless of the location but we’re here for it.