The key function of UFC Struggle Evening: Yair Rodríguez vs. Jeremy Stephens on Saturday evening finished in a no contest after just 15 seconds when an accidental eye poke by Rodríguez on Stephens meant that the American could not continue, even following the allotted 5 minutes of restoration time. The Mexico City crowd, who were there to cheer on Rodríguez, were being not sympathetic in the minimum to Stephens’s injuries. When the battle was termed, drinks and other trash rained down on the octagon, forcing not just the exiting Stephens, but also announcer Brendan Fitzgerald to duck for go over.
Here’s the most dramatic online video of the put up-fight scenes, exactly where Stephens has a whole security escort as enraged followers use him for concentrate on apply whilst he hustles out of harm’s way.
And here’s how it seemed on the ESPN broadcast, which is a lot less visually putting but incorporates vivid imagery from the asserting staff of Brendan Fitzgerald and Michael Bisping.
“I’m pretty sure I just acquired Modelo in the experience,” Bisping reported, ahead of noting that the debris had “progressed from Modelo to ice cubes to bottles.”
“I’m gonna just duck beneath the table here,” Fitzgerald commented as the projectiles started traveling.
For evidence that Fitzgerald was not merely joking, here’s video clip of him continuing to do his work although also taking shelter:
But fortunately the participate in-by-perform guy was not traumatized by his brush with weaponized beer. Just a shorter while later on, he noticed the humor in the entire point.
Rodríguez vs. Stephens ended in a no contest, but with a powerful defensive overall performance, Brendan Fitzgerald won a unanimous decision in opposition to Modelo Especial.