VIDEO | Brawl in Sydney street believed to have started over Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz UFC fight

March 8, 2016 12:08 pm by Russell Ess

A brawl that saw nearly 50 people fighting outside of a bar in Sydney, Australia saw one a 17-year-old boy taken to the hospital with a fractured eye socket, according to Yahoo!

The street fight is believed to have started with fans arguing over the UFC fight between UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in their non-title welterweight bout at UFC 196.

An argument allegedly took place in the pub at the Ritz Hotel, Hurstville and then ended up on the street outside where the brawl erupted into a violent incident.

From Yahoo!

Police were called to the fight on Forest Road just after 5pm when up to 50 people spilled out of the premises and onto the street, as onlookers captured the brawl on their mobile phones.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to to St George Hospital with a fractured eye socket and a second teenager had bruising to his forehead.

Police arrested a 15-year-old at the time and took her into custody for offensive language.

Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz in the second round of the main event at UFC 196. Diaz secured a rear-naked choke submission on the UFC featherweight champion and ended the fight after an exciting exchange between both fighters.


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.