MMAFighting.com is reporting that Rick Slaton, the fighter at the center of a huge brawl/stabfest back in 2002, is not suspended forever as originally believed and could be back in action very soon. Which is really cool, because if there’s one thing we’re missing in MMA right now is a bunch of violent bikers who will stab you in the eye for booing their bro. What’s that you say? You never heard about the Rick Slaton riot? Well, lets hop into my magical time machine with our friends from MMA Ring Report:
However, several of Slaton’s numerous fans took exception to the ruling and began to toss beers into the ring. The real fireworks started though, when a fan in the front row retaliated by throwing his own cup back towards the legion of Slaton’s followers. At this point, all hell broke loose as “The Mongols” rushed the ringside area. Blows were thrown, chairs began to fly, and the overwhelmed security force battled to regain control as fans fled out of the chaotic scene. To his credit, Slaton took the microphone and pleaded with his “brothers” to stop the fighting, but to no avail. The event was cancelled and the event center eventually cleared, after some semblance of order had been restored.