Rize Fighting Championship got more than it bargained last weekend in Lake Worth, Fla., when the amateur MMA event it was promoting ended in disaster. Fans were reportedly dissatisfied with the result of the main event, which led to a chaotic brawl.
“Who knows what his thoughts were, if it was to diffuse the situation, but you can’t do that in the United States, especially at an event packed with fans, with people, you can’t shoot guns in the air,” event organizer Armando Gonzalez told NBC Miami.
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“Punches were thrown, bottles were thrown,” former fighter John Rivera said. “There was nowhere I could move, left or right there were alternations all over the place, it was chaotic. When I tried to get from the mayhem the woman threw the chair at me. I think about the situation, every second, every minute, every hour of the day. I want prosecution to the full extent of the law, it’s not right, it’s not fair.”
Police report minor injuries at the scene, but no arrests were made.
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