Jake Paul’s win over Nate Diaz was marred by a fan brawl in Dallas…staff try to intervene after chaos erupts and punches are exchanged in the arena
Fights broke out after Jake Paul’s victory over Nate Diaz on Saturday night, with fans brawling in the halls of the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Paul found his way back to victory inside the ring, dropping Diaz in the fifth round en route to a comfortable unanimous decision win over the former UFC star.
The Youtube star’s brother Logan Paul got involved in a fight at ringside as the action unfolded in Texas.
Later on Saturday, the violence spilled into the hallways of the arena, where several fans got embroiled in fights with each other.
Supporters backed down as a number of clashes broke out, with men thrown to the ground and punches exchanged as staff and spectators tried to break them up.
Fights erupted after Jake Paul’s victory over Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Dallas
Supporters backed down as clashes broke out, with men thrown to the ground and punches exchanged
An elderly member of staff used a small sign to punch one of the men fighting in the arena
An elderly member of staff used a small sign to hit one of those fighting and several women also intervened before the violence subsided.
Earlier at ringside, pictures bystander captured showed a bystander pushing Logan Paul into a fight.
Paul can be seen in the clip angrily returning verbal fire as the action continues inside the ring in the background.
Paul beat Diaz in ten rounds by unanimous decision in the fight taking place in Dallas
Logan Paul got involved in a ringside altercation during his brother Jake’s win
Paul could be seen arguing with someone in the audience before a fight broke out with someone swinging a chair
The fight quickly spread to the floor and one person could be seen trying to swing a chair before it was snatched away by another.
Security quickly intervened to try to restore order as the parties involved crashed into a barricade, knocking it down in the process.
Despite the distracting incident outside the ring, Jake Paul produced a confident performance in his first fight since losing to Tommy Fury in February.
Speaking after the fight, the 26-year-old took aim at Conor McGregor, saying the Irishman ‘needs to go to rehab’ but insisted he would rather work for a fight with the world champion multi-weight boxer Canelo Alvarez.