An MMA fighter apparently mixes work and pleasure after he was seen knocking out an individual at a bar.
Citing self-defense, Joe Schilling posted the video footage of the melee to his social media account.
Footage emerged of former GLORY Tournament Champion & Bellator fighter Joe Schilling assaulting a man in a bar dispute. The fighter took it to social media and claims it was self-defense, during a "life-threatening experience". pic.twitter.com/cybXpPJWFT
— Beyond Kickboxing (@Beyond_Kick) June 28, 2021
The incident began after the fighter bumped into the man, who exchanged some words with Schilling.
Schilling then struck the man, taking him down.
According to the New York Post, Schilling is nicknamed “Stitch ‘Em Up”, and at the time of the incident was wearing a shirt that read, “Ring, cage parking lot.”
Instagram removed the post for “bullying or harassment” guideline violations.
“7 billion people in this world and you chose me,” Schilling captioned one of several posts about the incident. “Self defence is apparently not what this country is about anymore.”
Schilling claims the man made a racially insensitive comment towards a black busboy.
“The busboy and DJ came up to thank me,” he said. “As you can see from this video, when he flexed on me I was scared for my life and simply defending myself against the evil in this world.”
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