Green (31-14-1 MMA, 12-9-1 UFC), who fights Jalin Turner (13-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) in the lightweight co-main event of the card at Moody Center, revealed earlier in the week that he’d been approached by Tsarukyan and his team following his appearance at Wednesday’s media day.
Those claims now have been validated with video, as footage shows Tsarukyan (20-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who meets Beneil Dariush (22-5-1 MMA, 16-5-1 UFC) in the headliner of the ESPN-televised card following prelims on ESPN+, approaching Green while he’s sitting alone and confronting him about “talking sh*t” about him in interviews.
Green told Tsarukyan to back away from him, but then turned it physical shoving his fellow ranked 155-pound fighter. Tsarukyan responded by reaching out and grabbing him by the throat before UFC staff and other teammates stepped in and tore the two apart before the situation escalated.
Both men were agitated as the video came to a close. Check it out above.
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