Mark Hunt and Justin Willis's pre-fight face appeared to cook, and on-site media reporting hindered the two after they left the stage.
Some kind of incident just happened behind the staging stage after Mark Hunt and Justin Willis had a heated face.
Security started on action, and Tai Tuivas heard the shouting: "Who are you fucking thinking you are ?!", "I'll fuck you break both!" pic.twitter.com/dG8WkiGn6z
– Receiving Radio (@SubmissionRadio) November 30, 2018
The face took place after the official weighing for UFC Adelaide. Since the boy's weight was nose in his nose, Hunt seemed to say something to Willis. Willis then responded before both became more animated, urging UFC staff to separate them.
After leaving the stage, something happened behind the stage, which forced the delay between face-to-face events, Tyson Pedro and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. As reported by Radio Submission, headliner Tai Tuivasa said, "I'll fuck you break both of you" in reaction to the incident.
Speaking to the Submission Radio about what happened, Pedro described Willis as a "disrespect".
"That's a disrespect," Pedro said. "I know you've been pumped, but it's like me with Shogun-Shogun's a legend, and Mark's a legend, they're from the same time. And I do not know if it's [Willis] he knows he is in Australia and that he has no rules outside the place where we are. "
Pedro has claimed he does not know what Willis told Hunt, but he does not believe the interaction will help America when he meets "Super Samoan" at Octagon.
"I think he's trying to put more than he tries to put Mark, and you do not want to pump Mark. If all is the worst thing you can do."
Pedro described the scene behind the stage.
"I went back and tried to stop the fight, but you can not ignore our horse. We do not promote the fight outside the Octagon, but do not go and say it to our horse, then go out and say something about our team," Pedro said.
"I'm sure he went to Mark and Tai was there," he added. "Do not go to our team, we're all here, and we're in Australia so it's probably not a good idea."