A short, heated exchange took place between Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler at the UFC Vegas 77 weigh-ins before they were pulled apart.
Dumont shared a video on her Instagram story, capturing the incident that took place after her weigh-in. The footage shows Dumont and Chandler departing the stage, with Chandler uttering something that provokes Dumont, leading to the confrontation.
“Your bravery runs out fast,” retorted Dumont, who is set to face off against Chandler in a featherweight bout on the main card of Saturday’s UFC APEX. “You talk big, step up here with that timid look on your face, ridiculously gentle.”
The video then shows Dumont stepping towards Chandler, who seems to respond by showing her upcoming rival the middle finger.
“Oh, I have fingers, too,” Dumont shot back, displaying her own middle fingers. “Just 15 minutes to go until tomorrow.”
“Respect your opponent,” admonished Davis. “Disrespect tends to backfire!”
Dumont is entering the fight on a successful two-fight winning streak, her most recent victory was a decision over Karol Rosa at UFC Vegas 71. On the other hand, Chandler is riding a wave of success with a five-fight winning streak, including her triumphant octagon debut with a first-round finish of Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Vegas 61.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC weigh-ins altercation
What happened between Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler at the UFC Vegas 77 weigh-ins?
Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler had a brief verbal altercation during the weigh-ins. They exchanged heated words and were physically separated by UFC security and their teams.
What triggered the confrontation between Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler?
During the UFC Vegas 77 weigh-ins, Chelsea Chandler said something that provoked Norma Dumont, leading to the confrontation between the two fighters.
Were there any physical altercations during the confrontation?
While there was no physical altercation between Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler, they engaged in a heated exchange of words. UFC security and their respective teams intervened promptly to prevent any escalation.
Who shared the video of the confrontation?
The video of the altercation was posted by MMA manager Alex Davis, who represents Norma Dumont. It captured the intense interaction between Dumont and Chandler backstage at the weigh-ins.
What is the fighting background of Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler?
Norma Dumont enters the fight with a two-bout winning streak, including her most recent victory over Karol Rosa at UFC Vegas 71. Chelsea Chandler, on the other hand, boasts a five-fight winning streak, which includes her successful octagon debut against Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Vegas 61.