Jorge Masvidal and Kevin Holland were separated by security at a Miami hotel on Wednesday, days before UFC 287.
Masvidal will face Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC 287 on Saturday (April 8) after Holland meets Santiago Ponzinibbio.
And security was forced to separate Masvidal and Holland on Wednesday (April 5) as the Americans traded barbs at the hotel where fighters are staying this week.
The incident was captured by UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad, who posted footage of the exchange on his Instagram account.
Holland, 30, has lost his last two fights, suffering a TKO from Stephen Thompson in December and an assist from Khamzat Chimaev in September. Prior to his first-round loss to Chimaev, Holland was scheduled to face Daniel Rodriguez, but a series of incidents – including a backstage clash between Holland and Chimaev – led to the new bout.
Meanwhile, Masvidal was also previously involved in another backstage incident at a UFC event, when he beat Leon Edwards at London’s O2 Arena after beating Darren Till in 2019.
Miami native Masvidal, 38, has lost three fights in a row and last fought in March 2022, suffering a decision loss to bitter rival Colby Covington. Days later, former title challenger Masvidal was charged with an alleged assault on Covington – his former friend and teammate.
UFC 287 is the UFC’s first event in Miami in 20 years.
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