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The post-match speech in Hector Lombard's bare-knuckle fight win turned into chaos after he attacked a rival that had jumped into the ring.
Bare-knuckle fighting is already known for its brutality, but the latest scuffle went beyond entertainment when Lombard lost his cool.
Former UFC fighter Lombard defeated another fellow veteran Joe Riggs on his cruiserweight fight.
After the bout, challenger Hunt jumped into the ring during Lombard's post-fight speech to confront him.
Hunt and Lombard were face-to-face for only a matter of seconds when the champ threw two punches that landed.
Hunt stumbled back as the fighters' entourages jumped in to break up the scuffle.
Lombard's opponent, Riggs, even wrapped up the champion to stop him from throwing any more punches.
Many fans quickly condemned the actions of Lombard as a 'sucker punch', while others said fireworks were bound to happen when Hunt jumped into the ring.
— Anthony C. Nwankwo (@SirAntawn) June 27, 2021
WILDDDDDDDDD this BKFC 🤣🤣🤣
— Scott (@Sc0ttlfc87) June 27, 2021
I think BKFC is too good for @HectorLombard who lost 6 in a row before coming to @bareknucklefc. Also he disrespected the BKFC title by sucker punching (assaulting) Lorenzo Hunt. I love #BKFC but I hope @BareKnuckleDF steps in and takes a closer look at Hectors true character. https://t.co/qJAW1cXetR
— Paulie G (@PaulieGMMA) June 27, 2021
VERY WELL DONE MY BROTHER🔝 @hectorlombard After going thru so much for this fight with huge commitments to my sport and to Bare Knuckle @bareknucklefc
There is nothing that pissed me off more then that clown ...trying to steal my moment
Don’t ever think I’m a scared of any man pic.twitter.com/DnGc84iYi4
— Renzo_Gracie_BJJ (@RenzoGracieBJJ) June 27, 2021
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) June 27, 2021
— JFo The MMA Journalist🇺🇸 - Jake Foley (@JFoMMATalk) June 27, 2021
Lombard was clearly infuriated at Hunt, for crashing his winning moment, and exited the ring swiftly after the brawl.
Bizarre end to Hector Lombard v Joe Riggs fight
The brawl at the end of the fight wasn't the only bizarre ending.
Lombard was rattled in the fight when Riggs landed a heavy left hand.
Riggs had rattled the former Bellator champion and rushed into to put his opponent away.
But as Lombard fought back, he grabbed onto Riggs' shorts.
The referee jumped in to stop the foul from Lombard.
But as the referee intervened, Lombard landed a heavy left that dropped Riggs as he clutched his eye.
Riggs was granted five minutes to recover, after the initial blow was deemed an eye poke.
But in a bizarre twist, the referee deemed the punch legal even though Lombard was holding on to Riggs' shorts.
Riggs was unable to continue and Lombard was labelled the winner.
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