UFC fan who got hit by Tsarukyan promises he won’t sue, barters for UFC 303 tickets

The unidentified fan who physically attacked Arman Tsarukyan has already expressed regret and promised not to file a lawsuit against the business.

At UFC 300, a surprising incident occurred as Arman Tsarukyan made his way towards the cage. A fan (later identified as Obed Ardon) found himself entangled in a physical altercation with Tsarukyan.

In an interview with Bloody Elbow, Ardon took responsibility for the altercation, admitting fault for his actions. He extended a formal apology to Tsarukyan for his provocative gesture of flipping him off. Importantly, Ardon clarified that he has no intentions of pursuing legal action against either Tsarukyan or the UFC.

He said: “I will not sue. That never crossed my mind. My first thought was I hope I don’t get kicked out.”

“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. 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.”

Offering insight into his state of mind during the altercation, Ardon confessed to being overwhelmed by the electrifying atmosphere of his first live UFC event. He emphasized that his actions stemmed solely from the excitement of the moment, expressing relief that the situation did not escalate further.

He went on to say: “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.”

Following the incident, UFC President Dana White addressed the matter during a post-UFC 300 press conference. He said that the matter would be discussed with the relevant parties after learning about what transpired. Thankfully, White is no longer anticipating that the fan will file a lawsuit against the UFC.

White said: “You might not want to hang over the things and grab people when they’re walking out. These guys are all f**king hyped up whatever. I’m sure we’re probably going to get sued. We’ll deal with that on Monday too.”

Although Tsarukyan has not yet responded to the fan’s apologies or offered any statement, it seems probable that the matter has been resolved. He is now focusing on his recuperation and looks forward to compete for the lightweight championship in the near future.