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Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


Insomnia

Alastair Overeem waxed poetic on the highs and lows of MMA after Luke Rockhold’s KO loss.

This absolutely nails it! Perfectly captured & surmised wording, HUGE respect to @Alistairovereem the range of emotion involved in MMA is like no other sport on earth. It sets us apart. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aX92YHovlb

— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) February 12, 2018

Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

I only had 2 fights in @ufc and I had 5 opponents turn me down for April 7th including @FuryJury @Arnoldbfa @panteraufc @TouchyFili the only guy who accept is @RusHammerMMA but his team decline. No disrespect to none I just want to fight. Please Call @seanshelby @arielhelwani

— ZabitMagomedsharipov (@zabit_mma) February 12, 2018

I love good head movement.

Kazakh talent Dimash “Lightning” Niyazov working on head movement with an old school towel technique pic.twitter.com/pVyzGFdVfw

— Against The Ropes (@ATRboxinguk) February 12, 2018

We used to admire this man.

I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.

It’s fight week #UFCAustin #nohomotho pic.twitter.com/3F07PvFOzm

— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) February 11, 2018

He even posted a reply meme!

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lmao

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.

Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.

Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.

Mischief managed.

Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:

Briefly reminded of what it was like covering the top levels of MMA in 2013. https://t.co/od1lscNauZ

— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) February 12, 2018

Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.

UFC 3 best video game never

— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 11, 2018

Seems like everyone is making money off my likeness except me.

— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 12, 2018

Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.

No I have the balls to say what every fighter wished they could say. I’m in a video game and I’m not getting paid for the hard work, blood sweat and tears that got me there… You are nothing compared to me and will never understand

— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 12, 2018

Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.

I was that factory worker. So I changed my profession. Just like workers have 40 hour work weeks, safety standards and other worker rights OTHER PEOPLE have fought for, now it’s our time.
And a hundred years ago it was “Fire exits!? Spoiled brats!!”

— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) February 11, 2018

I wonder if the “average fan” would be happy with a 20k salary if they know they directly profited the company millions of dollars for each day they put in?

— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) February 11, 2018

Israel Adesanya has a social media game.

Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.

Aftermath of two warriors who put their health and pride on the line to chase dreams in front of millions. Hoping that a lifetime of work would payoff inside of a 25 minute battle of will and skill.

All you cowards talking shit. https://t.co/PoNN9lWZMq

— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 11, 2018

The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.

America, No forget

A post shared by COMBAT SPORTS / MARTIAL ARTS (@thestranglesquad) on

When you get cornered by an obnoxious person you don’t really know at a party and you’re looking around for the host to come save you. pic.twitter.com/qJgqW8YCfC

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) February 11, 2018

In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?

Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?

enjoy this little video I shot with Luke Rockhold pre-fight before his title defense against Keith Jardine https://t.co/M7uGwmUtv2

— E. Casey Leydon (@ekc) February 10, 2018

Violence everywhere I look on this poster.

Back to business. #UFCGlendale

A post shared by Carlos Condit (@carloscondit) on


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This combination is unreal from Tenshin.

Tenshin is out of this world #knockoutkb pic.twitter.com/wdRbwj9BVM

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 12, 2018

the sound of this body punch makes me sick pic.twitter.com/XsYMif1D02

— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 12, 2018

A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:

Israel Adesanya: Flow State #UFC221 pic.twitter.com/RXEyO82AC4

— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 10, 2018

I can’t remember if I posted this yet

One of the craziest fights of 2018 that you probably aren’t even aware it took place: Itchaku Murata vs Junji Ito (Shooto 28/01) pic.twitter.com/K677O5kdmQ

— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) February 11, 2018

I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.

That’s next level commitment.

A post shared by Dank Jits Memes (@dank_jits_memes) on

Kota Nakano knocks out Ryo Tabata #krush85 pic.twitter.com/2TsFEAA1gt

— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 12, 2018

Hellbows

dead
one of the most brutal hellbow KO I’ve ever saw
Saksit Sitthongpond KOs Padejsuek Jaomookasethod
(The Champion MT) pic.twitter.com/oPXomJ3pbq

— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 10, 2018

Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.

Obligatory Yoel Romero fight day tweet #UFC221 pic.twitter.com/cRLOvNsCLB

— MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) February 10, 2018

This kid is incredible

This was fun

What is the Greatest Submission of All-Time?
#3 Seed: The always exciting @KoreanZombieMMA pulled off something never before seen inside the Octagon when he met Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night! A Twister! pic.twitter.com/g0PmytTLMe

— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) February 12, 2018


Good Reads, Home of the Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Outsiders recap UFC 221! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel! And follow MMA Mania on Youtube

The Monday Morning Analyst


Random Land

We don’t have flying cars in 2018 but we do have terrifying robot dogs

OK so we’re all going to die pic.twitter.com/qdC1E0ohtE

— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) February 12, 2018

Treat your fears like this guy treats his cobras.

Hold my beer this Cobra Snake is about to attack me. pic.twitter.com/bL9p4SUStR

— Hold My Beer (@HoldThisBeer) February 12, 2018

I want to visit:

These Nollywood (Nepalese Hollywood) videos make my day every time I watch them.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality