Jake Paul’s win over Nate Diaz marred by brawl among fans in Dallas… staff try to intervene after chaos breaks out and punches are traded in the arena
Fighting broke out following Jake Paul‘s victory over Nate Diaz on Saturday night, with supporters brawling on the concourses of American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Paul returned to winning ways inside the ring, dropping Diaz in the fifth round en route to a comfortable unanimous decision win against the former UFC star.
The Youtube star’s brother Logan Paul found himself involved in a ringside brawl while the action unfolded in Texas.
Later on Saturday, the violence spread to the corridors of the arena, where several fans became embroiled in fights between themselves.
Supporters stood back as a number of clashes broke out, with men thrown to the floor and punches traded while staff and onlookers tried to break them up.
Fighting broke out following Jake Paul’s victory over Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Dallas
Supporters stood back as clashes broke out, with men thrown to the floor and punches traded
An elderly member of staff used a small sign to hit 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 intervened, too, before the violence subsided.
Earlier at ringside, footage captured by a bystander showed a spectator goading Logan Paul into a fight.
Paul could 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 found himself embroiled in a ringside altercation during brother Jake’s win
Paul could be seen arguing with someone in the audience before a brawl erupted with one person swinging a chair
The brawl quickly spread across the floor, and one person could be seen attempting to swing a chair before it is wrestled away from them by another.
Security quickly intervened in an attempt to restore order as the involved parties crushed into a barricade, knocking it over 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 following the fight, the 26-year-old took aim at Conor McGregor, claiming that the Irishman ‘needs to go to rehab’, but insisted he would rather work towards a bout with multi-weight boxing world champion Canelo Alvarez.