A handful of MMA fans narrowly escaped injury on Saturday night at UFC 289 when a railing near the fighter’s entrance area gave way. The incident was caught on camera as fighter Mike Malott was making his way to the octagon at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The fans appeared to be reaching out to Malott to give a high five prior to the fall.
A spokesperson for Rogers Arena released a statement to MMAFighting.com on the incident.
“The safety of our fans is our No. 1 priority at Rogers Arena. At tonight’s UFC event, as fans leaned over to greet the fighters, a railing fell down. Our arena staff worked quickly to relocate fans in the affected area and no serious injuries were reported. Venue security and staff remained on-site throughout the rest of the evening to ensure everyone’s safety.”
UFC commentator Jon Anik stated later in the evening that nobody was injured.
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