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Promoter Chokes Out Fighter After Brawl

thelegend2011-02-26 20:25:55 +0000 #1
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The URCC, the Philippines' top MMA promotion, hosted URCC Baguio 3: "Invasion" this past weekend. It had a good line-up of fights, but as you can see pictured above, most of the attention was stolen by a scuffle.

Razi Jabbari was already banned from competing in the Rizal Sports Complex in Manila for getting in a fight against a sports official a while back. The Iranian was still given another chance to put that all in the past, as the URCC gave him a shot against undefeated lightweight prospect, Honorio Banario of Team Lakay Wushu. Things didn't go his way though, as the Wushu expert had him mounted early, making him tap to strikes a minute and a half into their bout. The referee, Joey Lapiten stopped the bout, and when he asked the fighters to shake hands after the bout, Jabbari lived up to his reputation and started cursing at him. Things escalated from there. Jabarri assaulted the referee, then a few moments later, Alvin Aguilar, the URCC founder and promoter who also happens to be a BJJ black belt, stepped into the ring and choked out Jabbari to end all the chaos.

The URCC issued a statement and plans to get him banned from competing in the country again:

This behavior is unacceptable at the URCC and we take this very seriously. Steps are underway in permanently revoking Jabbari's GAB license banning him from all professional MMA events in the Philippines.

Pictures of the whole thing as it unfolds via this link:

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E51502011-02-26 20:38:08 +0000 #2
Too funny. The fact the dude tapped from strikes less than 2 minutes into the fight is even funnier.
stale_hotdog2011-02-26 20:58:07 +0000 #3
lulz. wish i could view the video though
BHamita152011-02-26 21:12:55 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by stale_hotdog

lulz. wish i could view the video though

You can. Look in the comments sections on the link.
Jackie2011-02-26 22:15:49 +0000 #5
That's awesome. I'm always happy to see a promtor is also a former/current fighter and/or been trained. They usually have safetly as a number one priority when hosting these events.

We lost a girl at a competition because the dumbass promoter didn't have ambulances waiting outside. He had no clue how important it is to have an ambulance waiting outside a fight...rather than waiting 45 minutes for one to arrive :\
LiveinTokyo2011-02-26 22:51:52 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Jackie

That's awesome. I'm always happy to see a promtor is also a former/current fighter and/or been trained. They usually have safetly as a number one priority when hosting these events.

We lost a girl at a competition because the dumbass promoter didn't have ambulances waiting outside. He had no clue how important it is to have an ambulance waiting outside a fight...rather than waiting 45 minutes for one to arrive :\

You lost a girl? That is a pretty immense bomb to drop. Were there any legal implications after the aforementioned disaster???

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