Just days before their planned fights at UFC on ESPN 52, Bobby Green and a member of Arman Tsarukyan’s camp clashed at the UFC fighter hotel in Austin. The incident, which allegedly featured a physical struggle, has added an unexpected dimension of drama to the event.
The first video, which is just around 15 seconds long, shows security workers attempting to separate the two sides. Green declared his intention to retaliate, saying: “Sh*t just getting started.” Green reaffirmed in a subsequent video that he doesn’t start fights but is prepared to end them if provoked.
This video is 59 seconds long. During the dispute, he claimed to have attacked a member of Tsarukyan’s squad in self-defense. He also inquired about the identification of the individual with whom he had the dispute.
Arman Tsarukyan has yet to publicly comment on the subject as well and the UFC has yet to publish an official statement on the reported event. Tsarukyan’s and the UFC’s silence adds confusion to the emerging story. This has left fans and the MMA community waiting for information and explanation.
The clash between Green and Tsarukyan’s team highlights the occasionally combustible nature of the fight game. This is not limited to the octagon but may flow into unexpected places such as hotel fights. It also calls into question the pre-fight protocols and security measures in place to protect fighters and their teams throughout the fight week.
Bobby Green’s management team puts out a statement regarding the incident
Iridium Sports Agency, Bobby Green‘s management firm, reacted quickly to the reported physical conflict between Green and a member of Arman Tsarukyan’s team at the UFC fighter hotel in Austin. Iridium Sports Agency addressed the event with a social media message, offering insight into the circumstances behind the encounter.
They issued a statement on social media claiming that a member of Tsarukyan’s squad approached and attacked him without provocation. The statement emphasized Green’s desire to avoid the fight while also noting that he needed to defend himself and his coach from the hostile group. This is what they said:
During a media interview earlier today, Iridium Sports Agency client Bobby Green was unprovokingly accosted and attacked by a member of Arman Tsarukyan’s team at the UFC host hotel. Bobby tried to avoid the conflict, but he was put in a position where he had to defend himself and his coach from the larger, aggressive group.
Iridium Sports Agency via X
The statement emphasized Green’s desire to avoid the fight, portraying him as a victim in the circumstance. The company’s objective was to gain sympathy for Green and portray him as someone who is compelled to defend himself. This remark, however, remains suspect because neither the UFC nor Tsarukyan’s team has responded.