Top 5 times bad things happened after the bell
Sometimes the most exciting part of a fight isn’t the fight itself but what comes after the bell, so for better or worse here are five of the most noteworthy moments to occur post fight in MMA.
5) Babalu Sobral chokes out David Heath
August 25th 2007: UFC 74
At UFC 74: Respect, there was little shown between Babalu Sobral and David Heath. Following a very bloody affair between the fighters, Babulu was able to snag Heath in an Anaconda choke forcing the tap at 3:30 of the second round. But when Steve Mazzagatti went to break the fighters up Babalu decided to hold on the choke a bit longer forcing Heath to sleep and in his words, teach him some respect.
“He call me motherf*cker, he has to learn respect. He deserved that sh*t.” Not shying away that held the choke longer on purpose when questioned by Rogan, Babalu would then find himself ostracized from the UFC and suffer a $25,000 fine from the NSAC.