Mark “The Sparrow” Plata (correspondent for FightBookMMA) gives a quick statement on his take regarding the incident at UFC 229.
My final take on this whole thing would be this. They both messed up, they both behaved in an insane manner. From the bus incident to the brawl, it was all bad. I’ve said it before a lot of that should be placed on the head of the promotion.
The UFC promoted the bus incident over and over again. Replayed the comments made over and over, replayed the hotel incident with Artem over and over, and then were shocked with tempers boiled over. Now they didn’t fire or release any of Conor’s team for the bus incident so I don’t think they should do this to Khabib’s.
There should be some equal treatment. Just like within our countries justice system today, special treatments and different punishments for similar crimes is going to cause outrage. I hope they get it right and equality shown.
Til Next Time Fight Fans,
Mark The Sparrow Plata