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“Alcohol Is So Powerful”: UFC Fighter Caught Red Handed Fighting Alongside Spanish Singer Omar Montes Days After Dana White’s Fiasco

Published 01/05/2023, 3:27 AM EST

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With all the outrageous news generating headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2023, things are off to a heated start for the UFC. Five days into the year, fans have already witnessed several major occurrences involving some prominent UFC figures, including the main man, Dana White, himself. And the undefeated UFC fighter Ilia Topuria is the most recent member of this infamous roster. Recently, the UFC featherweight contender, along with Omar Montes, a well-known Spanish musician, engaged in a violent altercation at the bar. However, the specifics of the incident, such as what triggered this brawl, are still unknown.

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At the moment, Topuria is riding high on his most recent victory over Bryce Mitchell, which proudly added another bragging right to his collection. However, the new year didn’t start following the same tune.


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Based on the footage that surfaced online, Topuria was jumped on by a person who appeared to arrive out of nowhere. ‘El Matador’ lost his composure in response and proceeded to brutally beat the man up.

Earlier, the incidents such as Dana White getting into a physical altercation with his wife made it to the headlines. He partly blamed alcohol for what happened. This was followed by the news of the UFC veteran, Phil Baroni, being charged for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. And now the clip of Ilia Topuria getting into a nasty brawl has surfaced online. UFC has been subject to a lot of such news right off the bat with this new year.

The idea of even starting a battle with an undefeated UFC fighter in the first place has dumbfounded some fans, who have reacted to this situation with some amusing take on it.

Fans have a piece of advice as they react to the Ilia Topuria altercation

Social media users did not mince their words.



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Not a good idea to take on ‘El Matador’, says a fan:

Another user brought up Bryce Mitchell‘s devastating defeat to Ilia Topuria:

This fan stated one hard fact here. Alcohol is always a problem:

Further, ever mess with the UFC fighters, advised this fan:

One fan, not-so-subtly, brought up the Dana White controversy:

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Early speculations stated that the fight took place between Ilia Topuria and singer Omar Montes. However, the portal sent out another tweet in the clarification, stating that wasn’t the case.


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The tweet stated, “Just to clarify, Topuria and Omar are fighting other people, not against each other.” Well, 2023 has gone full-throttle there with the UFC news, with no sense of easing into it whatsoever.


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On the professional front, UFC Fight Night: Imavov vs. Gastelum, the opening event of the year, is scheduled to take place on January 14 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu