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*UPDATE* [VIDEO] Anarchy in the UK: Riot Breaks out at Lockdown MMA Event


Aftermath of the riot. Videos of the riot after the jump.

While you were up last night planning your totally original “My girlfriend is pregnant” Facebook post, our friends across the pond were trading punches at a Lockdown MMA event. Unfortunately, the action wasn’t confined to just the cage, as unruly fans decided to ignore live event etiquette and fight among themselves. And when British people actually ignore etiquette, my god do they ignore etiquette.

This wasn’t your “Drunk, Affliction wearing fauxhawk guy trades telegraphed haymakers with drunk, Silver Star wearing tribal tattoo guy” brawl that you occasionally see at live events. This was a full blown riot that saw fans throwing bottles and chairs at each other for several minutes. Fortunately, a Cagepotato reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) tipped us off as to what started the riot, which is available after the jump.

I’ve found out the event was called ‘MMA Lockdown’.

Having found this I now know that the promotion’s owner (Will Burke) is also a coach at Manchester Predators, unfortunately for him the main group of offenders last night trained with/were supporting….Manchester Predators!

Will quotes ‘This is not an ordinary MMA show – Lockdown plan on bringing something fresh to the table in 2012 and provide something you will never forget’. And this was true but for all the wrong reasons.

At a guess I’d say there were around 250 people watching (as usual 95% male audience 5% plastic over-tanned WAGS).

The violence just erupted when John Mann from Daywalkers MMA dominated his fight from start to his Guillotine finish in the 2nd. Chairs and bottles started being thrown and the whole place just emptied apart from 30 lads and bouncers beating the s**t out if each other.

Each time it seemed to calm down something sparked it back up again. It only stopped when the police arrived and most of the lads smashed through the fire exit to escape.

By the way, our reader censored “shit”, not us. Classy.

And now for one last picture of the aftermath.

UPDATE: Lockdown MMA has released a statement about the incident on their Facebook page:

Thanks to everyone who helped build and run the show last night. I can only apologise for the unfortunate early end to the show due to a few drunken yobs who decided to ruin it for everybody. Those involved should be utterly ashamed not just for last night, but for being such inferior and unfortunate human beings. Thankfully nobody was hurt, nevertheless there will be a lot of changes to the next …event to ensure that this NEVER happens again. I am especially upset for James Adamson, Dave Toole, Ashley Herrett and Rick Lawanson whose months of hard work was shamefully destroyed by events last night, I can only apologise as I know how gutted you all are after all the months of work you had put in. Will

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linzhanar- April 4, 2012 at 10:04 am
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ash82- April 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm
This is when hooligans are allowed into an MMA event.
mik008.- April 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm
i have seen herd's of turtle's crazy-er than this la mm shit.
JoAnna- April 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm
I love a good brawl, especially I have safely hidden myself behind something sturdy. They might as well stencil "throw me" on those folding chairs. ha ha... Things got crispy up in there! ;o)
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Alan K- April 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Gus Johnson is not impressed.
flampoo- April 2, 2012 at 10:12 am
Typical UK MMA. Safest place in the building is inside the ring.
linzhanap- April 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

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Fried Taco- April 2, 2012 at 8:24 am
I heard it all started when someone yelled "Manchester United are a bunch of wankers!"
2Dogs- April 2, 2012 at 10:01 am
probably a scouser
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2Dogs- April 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg_belm6apc its shit hawks.
Payday- April 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Anyone that can work a Jim Lahey reference into a comment section of a MMA article is ok in my book!
The12ozCurls- April 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm
This aint shit compared to what is going to happen in Brazil if The American Gangster beats Anderson Silva. My favorite part of this whole riot shit-storm is when somebody blows the air horn thinking that it will have any effect on the riot.
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smellypiratehooker- April 2, 2012 at 9:17 am
Makes me proud to be Nova Scotian. Along with keiths of course
2Dogs- April 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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The12ozCurls- April 2, 2012 at 7:40 am
"Did you see that shit-apple driving that shit-mobile?"
AndyInflammatory- April 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Early stoppage
2Dogs- April 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm
ya man thats not necessary...have a good time without doing that...there was probably kids there too
Anhonestmoose- April 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm
What's with the ring girls jumping up and down in video 1? Also, why were those dudes making out in video 4?
JoAnna- April 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Oooh, I missed that friskiness. Back to videos.
koether- April 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm
I like that the crew were hanging out inside the cage because the bloody octagon was the safest place in the room.
linzhanao- April 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm
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Avi4- April 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Just to clarify no one involved in the fracas has ever trained at Predators MMA.
macreadysshack- April 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Lamest riot ever. I've seen herds of sheep misbehave more than these blokes. Maybe we just need some better footage. It was probably riveting - if you were there. You know, sort of a 'you had to be there' riot.
instaism- April 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm
These things happen in MMA
againstme- April 1, 2012 at 11:48 am
This is why they can't have nice things.
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