The UFC Summer Kickoff press conference was probably everything the top brass hoped it would be. There were insults and cringe-worthy quotes in the Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones kerfluffle, there were fights announced, and the piece de resistance: Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee coming to blows and being escorted off stage. It created buzz and got media attention outside of the MMA space… mission accomplished!
But there was a bit of buyer’s remorse on the part of Chiesa, who was responsible for coming at Lee like a man who just read the Conor McGregor playbook and saw dollar signs.
Here’s his apology:
Punches were thrown between @MikeMav22 and Kevin Lee at a UFC presser on Friday.
Chiesa took a moment to respond after the scuffle. pic.twitter.com/CniZcGXjJt
— FOX Sports: PROcast (@PROcast) May 13, 2017