Ion Cutelaba grabs Dustin Jacoby’s neck when fighters must be separated during the weigh-in for UFC Vegas 25

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Ion Cutelaba grabs Dustin Jacoby’s neck as light-weight stars must be separated by Dana White and security at UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in ahead of Saturday night showdown

  • Ion Cutelaba grabbed Dustin Jacoby’s neck at the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in
  • Jacoby responded by pushing his Moldovan opponent when things got heated
  • UFC President Dana White and security had to step in to separate them
  • Cutelaba has a history of trying to upset opponents ahead of their fight

Ion Cutelaba grabbed Dustin Jacoby’s neck when the light heavyweight fighters had to be separated after bumping into each other during the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in.

Cutelaba seemingly couldn’t wait for their Saturday night fight to get hold of Jacoby as the Moldovan immediately grabbed his American opponent.

Jacoby then pushed Cutelaba before UFC President Dana White tried to step in to separate them, with both fighters eventually being pulled back by security.

Ion Cutelaba (left) grabbed Dustin Jacoby’s neck at the UFC Vegas 25 weigh-in on Friday

Jacoby responded by nudging the Moldovan fighter as things heated up before their fight

Jacoby responded by nudging the Moldovan fighter as things heated up before their fight

White has previously criticized MMA matchmaker Sean Shelby for not being able to stop a similar situation between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose earlier this month.

Stephens pushed Klose, and it was enough to force the American to withdraw from their fight after spraining his ankle.

“Oh, f *** come on,” White was heard saying to the camera after Cutelaba and Jacoby separated.

“I was just chatting about Sean (Shelby) before I walked in here.”

Dana White tried to separate the two hunters before security intervened to calm things down

Dana White tried to separate the two hunters before security intervened to calm things down

The 27-year-old brutally tweeted a photo of him grabbing his American opponent, next to the caption: 'See you tomorrow'

The 27-year-old brutally tweeted a photo of him grabbing his American opponent, next to the caption: ‘See you tomorrow’

This isn’t the first time Cutelaba has tried to upset his opponent before they fight.

The ‘Hulk’ previously dyed his skin green before heading to a weigh-in and has also gotten up close and personal with other fighters.

The 27-year-old cheekily tweeted a photo of himself grabbing Jacoby with the silent face emoji next to the caption, “See you tomorrow.”

Cutelaba and Jacoby will have the chance to settle their score at the UFC Apex on Saturday’s maincard.

The evening will be marked by the light heavyweight fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.

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