The UFC’s summer kick-off press event quickly turned ugly as lightweight’s Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa had to be ejected after a quick scuffle.
Today’s UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference played host to some of the biggest names in MMA today as Daniel Cormier versus Jon Jones was made official for the first time but a shadow was cast over the whole event by a brief scuffle between lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa.
Lee made some rather pointed comments which included mentions of Chiesa’s family members and sure enough, after repeated jabs at the Ultimate Fighter-winner, a brawl was only barely avoided after security managed to separate the pair, but not before the ‘Mo-Town Phenom’ Lee threw a punch which clipped the submission expert Chiesa.
Both men were ejected from the room immediately and the conference went ahead as planned from there on out.
Lee and Chiesa will face off at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25th in the main event which is due to take place in the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena