Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was recently booted from a Southwest flight after violating the airline’s mask policy, still in effect as the world continues to slog its way through the coronavirus pandemic.
“Fuck Southwest Air,” Garbrandt wrote on social media. “Got kicked off because my two year-old son wouldn’t put his mask over his face. This coward flight attendant hid his bitch ass in the bathroom.”
I think it’s safe to say most flight attendants would choose to hide in the can when confronted by an angry MMA fighter. And “No Love” is fortunate the situation ended before law enforcement was forced to intervene.
Garbrandt, 29, has not competed since capturing a knockout victory over Raphael Assuncao at the UFC 250 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in June 2020. The ex-champ was felled by coronavirus the following August and has been working on getting back into fighting shape.
Wherever possible, it would seem.