‘I’ll f*cking kill you’: UFC Fight Night 239 co-main event ends in near brawl after no contest

The UFC Fight Night 239 co-main event was declared a no contest – and moments later pandemonium broke out.

While no punches were thrown, both Bryan Battle and Ange Loosa were restrained by a crowd of promotion and commission officials after they exchanged choice words over the circumstances surrounding the fight’s ending.

The welterweight bout, which took place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, ended after Battle’s right thumb poked Loosa in the left eye. Loosa said he couldn’t see and the fight was waved off. The stoppage came at 1:00 of Round 2.

The sequence peeved Battle (10-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who called Loosa (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) a “p*ssy” and added, “I was whooping your ass,” as the two fighters turned to face each other after Bruce Buffer’s announcement. Loosa hurled insults back and repeated, “I’ll f*cking kill you,” toward Battle.

Battle, 29, is the “TUF 29” middleweight winner. He rode back-to-back wins into the matchup Saturday. Loosa, 29, also entered on a two-fight winning streak.

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