Merab Dvalishvili attempted to climb a railing to go after a fan at UFC San Antonio.
On March 26, the UFC made a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for an event inside the AT&T Center. Dvalishvili was in attendance and having a good time before a fan began heckling him. The video circulating on social media started with ‘The Machine’ engaging with fans.
Whoever was recording began talking trash, sparking a reaction from the UFC bantamweight. As a result, Dvalishivili jumped up and tried to climb up the railing, potentially planning to confront the fan. Before he reached the top, security grabbed ‘The Machine’ and pulled him down.
In the video, the fan told Dvalishvili that he should fight his close friend and teammate Aljamain Sterling. ‘The Machine’ has turned down the matchup repeatedly and seems tired of people asking. Luckily, the Georgian-born fighter ended his night on a positive note after being called out by the winner of the UFC San Antonio main event.
Watch Merab Dvalishvili go after a fan at UFC San Antonio below:
Merab Dvalishvili responds to Cory Sandhagen’s callout
Cory Sandhagen secured a split-decision win against fellow top-five ranked bantamweight Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in the UFC San Antonio main event. Sandhagen took another step toward a title shot, but he still needs another win. During his post-fight interview in the Octagon, the 30-year-old American called out Merab Dvalishvili by saying:
“Merab, you’re hungry? Well, I’ve got something for you to eat and it don’t taste good.”
Dvalishvili was visibly excited cageside after Sandhagen called him out. He officially responded on Twitter by saying:
“Let’s go anytime anywhere”
Sandhagen’s win against ‘Chito’ continued his journey to a bantamweight championship fight. The 30-year-old was coming off an impressive fourth-round TKO against Song Yadong. He now waits for another opportunity to validate his title aspirations.
Meanwhile, Dvalishvili last fought on March 11, taking out Petr Yan by unanimous decision. After losing his first two UFC fights, ‘The Machine’ has won nine consecutive bouts. Before fighting for a title, the Georgian-born fighter is waiting for his close friend Aljamain Sterling to vacate or lose the UFC bantamweight championship, making the matchup against Sandhagen perfect.