Fan Punched By Arman Tsarukyan Reveals If He’ll Press Charges

During his walkout at UFC 300 on Saturday night Arman Tsarukyan was seen aiming a punch at a fan, leading to Dana White speculating that a lawsuit might well be on the way.

“Yeah, you might not wanna hang over the thing and grab people as they are walking out,” White said at the post-fight press conference. “These guys are all f***ing hyped up and whatever.

“We are probably going to get sued, we’ll deal with that on Monday too.”

Tsarukyan also addressed the situation at the post-fight presser.

“I’m from Russia, don’t do that please or I’m going to go to prison in the US,” Tsarukyan told reporters. “He showed me that he wanted to f**** punch me, and I wanted to punch him back, that’s it. No one shows me ‘f*** you’ [like that] it doesn’t matter who you are, I’m going to punch you in the face.”

However, now the fan in question has spoken out to apologise and insist that he hadn’t actually gotten physical with the lightweight star, other than throwing up the middle finger.

“I’d like to apologize to Arman for provoking him by flipping him off. I was buzzing all day and the moment got to me,” Obed Ardon told bloodyelbow.

“It was my first time attending a live UFC event and it was absolutely incredible. I’m glad the incident wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I do want to make clear that I didn’t pull him towards me, yell out offensive words or anything of that nature. I flipped him off nothing else. Congrats to Arman on a great performance and best of luck to him against whoever he fights for the title.”

And the good news is that Ardon has no intention of suing, though he is hoping that the UFC might give him tickets to a future UFC event.

“To answer Dana White’s comments about suing: I will not sue, that never crossed my mind. My first thought was I hope I don’t get kicked out. Thank you Uncle Dana for blessing us with an amazing 300 card… and can you bless me and my brothers up with tickets to UFC 303?”

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