An overeager UFC fan tried to get a little too close to the action in the Octagon at last week’s event in Phoenix, and instantly paid the price.
The Sun reports footage captured by another fan and posted on social media shows the punter dropping down from the stands and making her way to the cage via the fighters’ walkout routes.
Security was nowhere to be seen as she rapidly approached the cage unchallenged.
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That was until she managed to climb the apron of the Octagon, where she was ruthlessly hurled off the platform by a member of security, mere seconds after setting foot on the outskirts of the cage.
Fans in attendance at Phoenix’s Gila River Arena couldn’t believe their eyes as they watched the events unfold, and made audible gasps as she was sent crashing to the floor.
The video went viral on Twitter and prompted a slew of comments from fight fans, one of whom asked: “What did she think was gonna happen even if she managed to get inside the cage?”
Another said: “And I thought rushing a football field was dumb.
“This could’ve been catastrophic.”
Another remarked: “Humbled her a** so fast.”
The brave woman was given medical treatment following her tumble before promptly being ejected from the arena.
A UFC official told MMA Fighting: “It was swiftly dealt with and she was ejected from the arena.”
This story first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission