During a UFC 236 post-fight interview, Max Griffin claims Zelim Imadaev attempted to attack him multiple times during the week-long lead up to the event.
Ther may have been a reason to the additional force and aggression behind Max Griffin‘s attacks during his fight with Zelim Imadaev, as Griffin is claiming Imadaev attempted to attack him prior to their UFC 236 showdown in the Octagon, which Griffin won by majority decision.
Griffin alleges that Imadaev, who Griffin once trained with at Xtreme Couture, attempted to come after him multiple times at the hotel fighters were staying at during fight week. One incident apparently got so bad that police were called to the scene.
“Max Griffin advised me Zelim Imadaev tried to assault him on the host lodge this week a number of occasions,” Brett Okamoto of ESPN tweeted. “Police have been known as after one incident, in response to Max. He mentioned Zelim was kicked out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas for hurting sparring companions.”
On the similar time within the days main as much as the struggle, Griffin advised a narrative of his sparring session with Imadaev, alleging Imadaev got here at him overaggressively in what was speculated to be a lighter session. Griffin claimed Imadaev’s aggressiveness and disrespect for his coaching companions not solely pressured Xtreme Couture brass to ask him to go away, however he additionally butted heads with members of 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu health club.
Griffin additionally alleged that Imadaev received into it with UFC Corridor of Famer and former gentle heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin on the UFC Efficiency Institute.
Imadaev and his workforce haven’t issued a response to Griffin’s feedback from tonight or throughout struggle week.
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