The UFC’s big Dublin card this weekend has grown a lot smaller over the past few weeks with the loss of it’s main and co-main events; Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy was cancelled after Duffy suffered a concussion in sparring, and Stipe Miocic pulled out of his fight with Ben Rothwell due to an unspecified injury. That’s just the way the mixed martial arts cookie (or event, in this case) crumbles sometimes, but even though the UFC refused to let Conor McGregor jump onto the card last-second like he requested, there’s still some intriguing stuff happening.
Take a look at this video from the weigh-ins for the event. It features Irish fighter Norman Parke taunting Reza Madadi by throwing a pink purse at him, which is offensive in most situations, but an extra epic diss because Madadi has just returned to the UFC after serving a two-year jail sentence. His crime? Robbing a high-end handbag store to the tune of $150,000.
UFC Dublin goes down this Saturday October 24 at 4 p.m. EST. Parke and Madadi are set to kick off the main card, and something tells me their fight isn’t going to last very long.