HILARIOUS: Petr Yan’s Son Photobombs the Press Conference at UFC 267

Published 11/01/2021, 1:19 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Petr Yan celebrates his victory over Urijah Faber in bantamweight fight during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yan won the fight with a third-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


The former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan put up an amazing show for the fans at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. ‘No Mercy’ won his battle against one of the best bantamweights in the UFC, Cory Sandhagen, for the interim title.

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Following his victory over Sandhagen, ‘No Mercy’ appeared in the post-fight press conference. He talked about his victory and next moves in the UFC. At one point during the Q&A session, a reporter asked Yan about his feeling of having his son watch him fight inside the octagon.

To which the 28-year-old replied by saying, “You know I didn’t see my family for two months during the training camp. And they came here for the fight week to support me. Of course, it is a big responsibility. But my family is my biggest motivation.

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While the interim champion was talking, his son entered the frame and photobombed the press conference. Yan’s son adorably walked in front of the table where the presser was taking place.

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Yan’s family was present in the Etihad Stadium to support him at the event. And his son Daniil surely enjoyed his time after his father’s victory in the fight. He also gave a hearty moment for the media people.

Both men showed incredible skill in the fight. However, Yan came out victorious via unanimous decision after a five-round, gruesome scrap. It was a big moment for the Russian fighter following his disqualification in his previous title fight against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259.

What Is Next for Petr Yan

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

After becoming the new interim bantamweight champion, it is obvious that Petr Yan will unify his belt for the bantamweight gold against Aljamain Sterling. However, ‘No Mercy’ seemed disinterested in fighting Sterling.

Both the combatants crossed paths previously for the bantamweight gold strap. However, even after dominating Sterling, Yan lost after he landed an illegal knee. ‘Funk Master’ became the new champion and was scheduled to defend his belt against Yan in a rematch at UFC 267.

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However, Sterling suffered a neck injury before the event and pulled out of the bout. Hence, Cory Sandhagen turned in to fight the Russian for the interim title.

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After this victory, Yan desires to fight TJ Dillashaw as he believes he already beat Sterling and wants a fresh challenge.

However, it is in the hands of the UFC as they will set up the next fight. But until then, it will excite the fans to see what Yan brings next to the table. Are you excited to see Yan perform again inside the cage? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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