BJJ black belt promoter puts fighter to sleep for attacking ref

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BJJ black belt promoter chokes out fighter for attacking referee!

Razi Jabbari was already banned from competing in the Rizal Sports Complex in Manila for getting in a fight against a sports official a while back.

The Iranian was still given another chance to put that all in the past, as the URCC gave him a shot against undefeated lightweight prospect, Honorio Banario of Team Lakay Wushu.

Things didn’t go his way though, as the Wushu expert had him mounted early, making him tap to strikes a minute and a half into their bout. The referee, Joey Lapiten, stopped the bout, and when he asked the fighters to shake hands after the bout, Jabbari lived up to his reputation and started cursing at him.

BJJ promoter chokes fighter
BJJ promoter chokes fighter

Things escalated from there. Jabarri assaulted the referee, then a few moments later, Alvin Aguilar, the URCC founder and promoter who also happens to be a BJJ black belt, stepped into the ring and choked out Jabbari to end all the chaos.

Here’s another take on the story:

The fight between hometown hero Honorio Banario of Lakay MMA and Iranian fighter Razi Jabbari however, took the spotlight. After suffering a series of losses at the URCC, Jabbari was more than determined to redeem himself after getting a stern warning from the Games and Amusement Board that if he lost that night, they would not be renewing his professional MMA license anymore.

With this in mind, Jabbari was in fight mode even before the day of the event. Several people present during the weigh ins the day before complained about Jabbari’s untoward behavior. He seemed very agitated and hostile towards the hosts and other fighters.

As Banario’s hand was being raised referee Joey Lepiten then asks Jabbari to shake hands with the winner as it is customary in any MMA event for fighters to shake hands or sometimes even engage in a hug after each fight to show good sportsmanship among fighters.

Jabbari however flicks Lepiten off and hurls expletives towards the internationally certified referee. Lepiten then approaches the obviously disturbed fighter to pacify him.

“The Iranian” then pushes and throws u sucker punch at Lepiten prompting the latter to engage him in a clinch and eventually take him down to further pacify him.

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