Jim Genia has put together a list of his favorite brawls at MMA events … the kind that aren’t supposed to happen:
UFC 45 – 11/21/2003 – David “Tank” Abbott and Wesley “Cabbage” Correira are just two dudes who like to scrap. Unfortunately, when their bout ended a little over two minutes into the first round, the action continued in the Octagon with both Tank and Cabbage’s camp throwing kicks and punches and water bottles at each other. This brawl owns a special place in my heart because it’s the only time I’ve ever seen an audience member brazenly climb into the cage, punch Tank Abbott, pat Cabbage on the shoulder, and escape anonymously into the audience. Credit goes to the Mohegan Sun Casino security for allowing that to happen. Fatalities: only the Mohegan Sun security team’s credibility.
My favorite brawls were the Diaz / Noons brawl, Ray Sefo’s UFC 91 fight, and the Rick Slanton riot. Oh, and anything in Japan involving Wanderlei Silva. That’s a pretty long list, but there was shit with Quinton Jackson and then the Mark Coleman thing, and let’s not forget what went down with Krazy Horse.