10 Infamous Street Fights Involving UFC Stars


For any sane, rational person, getting into a street fight with a professional MMA fighter would be considered a fate worse than death.

From vicious strikes to brutal slams and bone-breaking submissions, mixed martial artist pro’s spend their days learning new ways to inflict pain and punishment on anybody that’s foolish enough to stand in their way.

There’s always someone out there that’s looking for trouble though, and so while the majority of MMA stars are only interested in putting their techniques into practice in the cage, there are often stories about ocasions when they had to put their skills to use in the street.

In this article we’ll take a closer look at some of the most infamous street fight stories told by some of the UFC’s biggest stars, from outnumbered battles against barroom bouncers to life-threatening altercations with weapon-wielding thugs, and not forgetting the time several legends of the sport became embroiled in a brutal back-alley brawl.

Bas Rutten

Back in the mid-1990’s Bas Rutten was already a famous MMA fighter, and so when he showed up at the famous Spy Bar in Sweden the bouncers warned him to keep out of trouble.

Soon afterwards two of them pulled Rutten to one side and asked him to leave. Rutten agreed, but the bouncers seemed to be fixing for a fight and a shoving match ensued.

One of the bouncers then dived over his colleague and poked Rutten in the eye, then did the same to his other eye. Rutten dropped him with a single punch and before long he was now fighting five angry bouncers, all intent on beating him up.

’El Guapo’ sent more bodies went flying, but realized this wasn’t going to end well and decided to head for the exit.

He reached a fire escape, but couldn’t open the door and turned around to face the bouncers again, who were now armed with broomsticks.

Moments later the police showed up behind Rutten and the bouncers backed off.

Rutten was jailed that night after it emerged that one of the people he’d KO’d during the melee had been a cop, but in the end he was released a few days later after the charges were dropped.

  • Juan Diablo

    Weird, they didn’t talk about the time Chuck got in a fight at a party thrown on the Harvard campus by Method Man and Redman. One of the more memorable, if not short, scraps in 2001

  • Killer

    Faber story is the biggest bullshit ever.

    • Jimmy Chamberlain

      its real i was with him

    • MetusBatmanV3

      Why, moron?

      • Killer

        Because he is barely taller than a smurf and if you have ever heard the story it changes drastically by the day. Off his nuts Metus!

        • MetusBatmanV3

          You think people in Asia are tall, moron?

          • Killer

            you never heard the story.

          • MetusBatmanV3

            You’re a moron.

  • Killer

    Bobino got clipped by the car you can here it. Huerta hit him when he was already down.

  • headlesssoldier

    I stopped right at “knocked him out…then kicked him in the head twice for good measure”.
    Its exactly why I don’t like the ethic of MMA and the people it creates. I actually love watching MMA. I can watch any fight and be interested. Its multi-level fighting. The problem is our world is saddled with too many uncivilized people who basically fed by the civilized. I wouldn’t mind seeing MMA banned in this country.

    • MetusBatmanV3

      You’re a moron.

    • Neil Martinez

      Ur a dumbass.!!!!!! where did u grow up? u probably grew up an in nice neighborhood and everything goes ur way.. wake up fucker.. why dont u go travel and see different culture and see what the world really is… the world is different than what ur rich parents taught u….. dumb as bitch.. U wont survive for a day in the “real world”. I feel bad for you… dumb ass bitch