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Top 10 of Craziest Fights in Sports of the 2000s

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The news about an incident between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers spread rather quickly. It happened at the night’s matchup, 2019. The confrontation between Browns DE Myles Garrett and quarterback for the Steelers Brett Mason Rudolph appeared to be an incredible act of aggression for the National Football League.

Garret tear away the helmet of Rudolph and hits Steelers quarterback with this helmet. Studio discussion and other media sources will not forget about such misunderstanding as an inadmissible occurrence in NFL memory.

This compulsive behavior hammered into the idea to make a list of bunfights in the sports world for the last years. We took up the liberty to make the list of the most prominent battles in the sport. Below you may see 10 significant rumbles.

Browns-Steelers battle of 2019

Browns-Steelers battle of 2019
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We hold the incident at the end of matchup Browns-Steelers to be rather significant. The event came off at the end of the game when Cleveland was up 21-7. After Rudolph’s quick pass, Garrett tried to grab him. It led to the fierce fighting between two players and attempted to take off Myles’s helmet.

Before Pittsburgh’s O-line stopped the brawl, Brown’s DE stroke out the blow, later, Myles Garrett, known as a meek person, describes this scramble as «foolish.» On the morrow, the NFL sentenced to suspend him for the entire playing season.

The brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004

The brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004
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Except for this fight, the most representative bawl was hold on November 19, 2004, at The Palace arena. It was the Pacers–Pistons season game and 45.9 seconds left when it occurred. Metta Sandiford-Artest committed a foul to Pistons center Ben Wallace while he endeavored a layup shot.

 Wallace poked down Ron Artest what triggered a battle between the players of two teams. Stephen Jackson from the Pacers also took part in the fight. When it felt like it was ceased, one of the rooters threw a tumbler with a drink. Artest lost control and erroneously hit another person. The fight between teammates and fans was started again.

Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan fight in 2010

Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan fight in 2010
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In November 2010, at the time of the game between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans, wide receiver Andre Johnson was mashing by a cornerback Cortland Finnegan, reputed as unpleasant and irritating diamondback Arizona. Andre Johnson has gained a leading position with 227 yards, but it didn’t prevent him from the lagging behind Cortland Finnegan with 188 yards. The last one was obsessed with the desire to become the best player.

Miscommunication was growing up, and at the moment of blocking situation, one more scuffle of National football league began. Through the process of the brawl, players ripped each other’s helmets off. Before the referees stopped the fight, Houston’s wide receiver had a stroke about three blows. In 2015, at the time of his retirement, he had got one more kick. His last words were about Johnson’s weak punch. Indeed, the YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul duel, isn’t it?

Benches-clearing brawl of the Reds and Pirates in 2019

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Back to 2019, The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates had one more battle that matched Malice at the Palace. Several players and two coaches were temporarily ejected. Pirates reliever Keone Kela was suspended for a longer period of time for his pitches that whizzed over Cincy’s Derek Dietrich head. Remarkably, he triggered the first hostility between two teams. One period later, Jared Hughes sparked the main brawl by hitting Starling Marte.

When pitcher Amir Garrett added some forcible expletives and went to the Pirates’ dugout with punches. It led to the fighting with Pittsburgh’s team. Every player participated in the scrum: Rick Eckstein wrestled with David Bell, Yasiel Puig turned out to be traded to the Indians and even Mohawked.

Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek, 2004

Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek, 2004
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Unforgettable skirmish in baseball provoked by an explicit pitch. It was a six-inning when Boston’s Bronson drilled New York’s Alex Rodriguez in the elbow. Not a pleasant sight unfolded on the fan’s eyes. Alex Rodriguez was out of control and dropped a world which resulted in a clash.

Jason Varitek got in Alex Rodriguez’s way and showed his mitt into the Yankees face. It’s still the riddle why he did so. But his wild action caused all teammates and coaches to start that famous brawl. We may recollect one more unforgettable moment which happened the year before in the 2003 ALCS between the Yankees and Sox. Pedro Martinez pushed Don Zimmer to the ground in the fourth inning. It was a rivalry of a special degree.

A. J. Green and Jalen Ramsey skirmish, 2017

A. J. Green and Jalen Ramsey skirmish, 2017
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Jalen Ramsey gets the name of another American cornerback Cortland Temujin Finnegan. These corners were renowned for their addiction to squabbles. They used to insult their opponents with sardonic words. One such case happened in 2017 with a prominent All-Pro Bengals receiver.

AJ Green lost his control and slammed Ramsey. It was 23-7 when Jacksonville hit Ramsey in the helmet. This demeanor was incredible for Green while he was known in the league as a rather meek player with decent manners. That brawl was the reason for the ejecting of both players. According to Ramsey, only two words «soft» and «weak» ticked off his opponents. There was no mention of his family or something inviolable. Only two words.

Georgetown and Bayi Military Rockets fight, 2011

Georgetown and Bayi Military Rockets fight, 2011
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This top would not be complete without college basketball skirmish. It was August 2011, rest period for students, which fact however, did not prevent Hoyas from the brawl. The mentioned college has a goodwill trip to China. Since the beginning of a preseason game there was a lot of tention between the military team and the first one.

10 minutes before the ending of the tournament, the score was 64-64, the uncontrolled scramble began. Players of both teams threw chairs, shoved, and exchanged punches. The audience also made a contribution and tossed water bottles. Members of the team became kicking one another. One of Bayi player’s pushed Aaron Bowen to the ground and beat the sophomore guard. While Georgetown coach John Thompson led his team to the locker room, they were pelted with water bottles. Escort for Georgetown’s students wasn’t received. A friendship match at the Olympic Sports Center turned epic brawl. 

Flyers and Senators, 2004

It will be unfairly from our side, not to mention some scrambles in hockey. We understood that there is an excellent variety of them, but we selected the best fight between the Flyers and Senators teams. Each player took part in that brawl.

This fight was based on similar events as previous. Players from opposite teams have had hassle: Mark Recchi was beaten up by Martin Havlat with the help of his stick. It led to the petty squabbles in the third period between Rob Ray and Donald Brashear. The last one became the iconic fight in the National Hockey League. 419 penalty minutes and 213 minutes of the single team by Philadelphia Flyers were handed out. It’s a top quantity for hockey league even now!

Miami and Florida International scramble, 2006

Miami and Florida International scramble, 2006
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Let us move on to football brawl. We suppose you wouldn’t be surprised to see the Miami-FIU game here. It was a dull match between a national championship contender and an unremarkable team in D-1. During the game, players of both sides were engaged in idle chatter and insults. The game was ended with a blowout of Miami; the score was 35-0. But it was an annual game between two teams from one area.

In the 3rd quarter with the score 13-0, the game turned into a mess: fight, shooting helmets, punches, and scuffles. Even coaches were involved. Florida International University’s A’Mod Neddes participated in a skirmish despite the injury. He used his crutches as a weapon against Miami players. Lamar Thomas, Miami WR made some comments about this fight. He said, «…You come into our house; you should get your behind kicked».

Team McGregor and Team Khabib, 2018

Team McGregor and Team Khabib, 2018
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Last but not least, a skirmish in sport, a massive brawl between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. That Ultimate Fighting Championship was on everybody’s A-list. Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov was insulted by sports star Conor McGregor after the combat. Conor said some unflattering things about Nurmagomedov’s family, country, religion, and other sacred items. We don’t even want to recite his announcements. McGregor’s fan said, «It’s not acceptable. One is as bad as the other».

In the fourth round of the brawl, Khabib enforced chokehold and turned his attention to the opponent’s team out of the ring. It was the second fight when Nurmagomedov hoped other the octagon and got into a fight with the crowd, including Dillon Danis.

After McGregor waked up, he left the octagon and punched one of the Russian’s cornermen. Khabib Nurmagomedov denied the possibility of a rematch. After behavior like that, a chance of a rematch was extremely wretched.

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