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Controversial Former UFC Title Challenger Reacts Hilariously as Fighter Shoves Tomato in His Opponent’s Face

Published 04/30/2022, 4:00 PM EDT

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We have seen all sorts of things happen in weigh-ins, however, the BKFC 24 ceremonial face-offs which happened on Friday were interesting, to say the least. Light heavyweight champion Lorenzo ‘The Juggernaut’ Hunt was to face off against challenger Joe Riggs. Things got wild as Hunt smashed a half-eaten tomato at his opponent Riggs’ face. 

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Hunt brought along a tomato as a prop for the face-off. He proceeded to bite into it and then shove it into the face of Riggs. This broke out into a scuffle and the two had to be separated immediately before things could escalate further.


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Riggs looked shocked and angry as he called Hunt “a f**king c**t”. Hunt seemed unbothered and was seen laughing before he continued to pose for the cameras in the crowd. 

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This incident was really bizarre and hence fans on Twitter did not take long to react to it.

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Twitter fans were quick to react to this video. It seems that most of them weren’t a fan of what Hunt did. They reacted in disgust and their tweets prove it.

UFC middleweight title contender Paulo ‘The Eraser’ Costa also reacted to this clip on Twitter. He hilariously tweeted out, “When somebody have heavy eye on my snack”.


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Riggs, an experienced fighter with well over 40 wins in his career, will face Hunt, who is coming off a 4-fight win streak in the BKFC. The former UFC fighter will have a lot to prove as he goes into this fight as the underdog. Winning this title will bring back Riggs’ career to a high, and put him back in the spotlight.

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Saturday night couldn’t come sooner. Will Riggs be able to put an end to Hunt’s winning streak, or will he be yet another pawn to fall? What did you think about this incident? Let us know in the comments below.


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Devyanshu Rout


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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.
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