After the fiasco that went down following the main event at “Strikeforce: Nashville,” we dove into our extensive video vault, aka YouTube, to put together the three biggest post-fight brawls in MMA history. Coincidentally, the Diaz Brothers participated in two of them.
While neither of the three riots that took place will help the sport of mixed martial arts in terms of mainstream acceptance, it’s a dream come true for those that simply love WWE-like chaos.
Coming in at #3 … Nick Diaz vs. KJ Noons: (“EliteXC: The Return of the King” June 14, 2008)
While challenging Noons’ manhood and demanding a rematch for his controversial doctor’s stoppage TKO loss, the Diaz Brothers, Nick and Nate, break out their tag-team act to ignite a minor scrum:
At #2 … Chute Boxe vs. Hammer House: (“Pride 31: Dreamers” February 26, 2006)
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to show you the brawl that took place in the ring after Mauricio “Shogun” Rua broke his arm against Mark Coleman, but we do have the footage of the post-altercation that continued backstage.
The riot was one of the craziest things ever seen in mixed martial arts. You can still find the video floating around (skip to 2:07) on the Internet, just not on YouTube:
And of course at #1 … The CBS Fiasco
Given the sheer significance of the night, coupled with the embarrassment that has followed, makes this post-fight melee the runaway winner (or loser, depending upon how you look at it). This fiasco could have put an end to CBS Saturday Night Fights, even after the network had announced another blockbuster event for this Fall moments before the ruckus.
We’ll see how bad the backlash is before CBS commits to anything beyond this past weekend’s show. In case you missed the action, here’s what went down inside the Bridgestone Arena: