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Stone Cold Gives His Views On The UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl: “It Damn Sure Looked Like An Angle Straight Out Of Pro Wrestling Book”

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 19, 1991) – WCW Power Hour

On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1991’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– The Young Pistols vs. The Enforcers

– Steve Austin vs. Jobber

– Halloween Havok Control Center

– Johnny B. Badd vs. Kenny Kendall

– Dustin Rhodes vs. Tony Mella

– Brian Pillman vs. Tommy Rich

• Stone Cold Gives His Views On The UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl: “It Damn Sure Looked Like An Angle Straight Out Of Pro Wrestling Book”

During a recent edition of the Steve Austin Show podcast, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold Steve Austin” gave his views on the post-fight brawl that took place at UFC 229 after UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor.

Below is what Austin said:

“What a damn show that Tony Ferguson put on in defeating Anthony Pettis. That was a hell of damn bout right there. There’s a couple of good fights on that card. (Then) going into that main event, the money fight – Conor McGregor, the wonderful showman and mixed martial arts guy that he is, taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A lot of people had Conor winning this fight. I was really wondering to see, you know, you gotta watch that (Conor’s) big left hand, his footwork is crazy, athletic ability. And man, all the build-up! This thing has been going back for quite some time with that bus incident over there in Brooklyn.

It was a hell of damn fight and Khabib had an answer for everything that Conor could attempt to do and just controlled that fight, ended up tapping Conor out. It looked a little bit more like a neck crank than a choke to me.

Khabib jumps over the cage and goes after one of Conor’s teammates. I guess it was his coach. A lot of heat there. It turned into a spectacle melee down there. Security, in high numbers, really shut that fight, that brawl, that riot down from really getting bad and hurting people.

On one hand it was interesting to say the least from any angle you want to look at it. I think the dude worked himself into a shoot, went into business for himself and did something that wasn’t that smart. And we’ll see what comes out of it. We’ll see if there’s a rematch between those two, if he gets stripped of the title, if he’s suspended. I know they held up his paycheck. Either way you look at it, it was a pretty wild ordeal.

Some people were saying this is a black eye on the UFC. I don’t look at it like that. I just look at it as: UFC, I buy a pay-per-view which is every single month. I get every pay-per-view they do. I’m a super fan. Sometimes you know, cool things happen. Sometimes dull things happen. This was off the charts crazy. When I’m signing up to get a UFC pay-per-view, I expect everything but the kitchen sink. I never know what’s gonna happen. That’s what I appreciate about that.

Gladly no one was hurt out there in the audience when everything started going crazy and all the melee with inside the Octagon as well. It was just a crazy event and I don’t really have an opinion on whose fault it was. Obviously, Khabib jumped over the cage. That’s on him but it doesn’t make me think any less of the UFC.

I was highly entertained by it. As a fan I want to see stuff that entertains me and that entertained me. That’s my perspective of it. I don’t think they should go too heavy-handed on the guy with all the sh*t that’s going on with the suspensions handed down the road with different talents and all that bullsh*t.

The bad thing is the kid didn’t get a chance to do an interview with Joe Rogan and get presented his title belt. At 27-0, he should’ve earned the opportunity to receive that belt, get it placed around his waist by Dana White, but like Dana White said, he goes, ‘man, I can’t put this belt on you right here in the ring. It’s going to cause a riot’. And it probably would have.

But, nonetheless, the kid missed his moment. He’s been working hard. A lot of trash talking going on there. Obviously, he took it very personally and did what he did.

Anyway, I was entertained by it, but it damn sure looked like a damn angle straight out of Pro Wrestling book. I’ll just leave it at that. It was an interesting day at the office for the UFC.”

        
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