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- Dec 31, 2014
The main event of Bellator 226 ended in a no-contest due to a controversial and debated eye poke. Shortly after the anti-climactic end to the title bout between Cheick Kongo and Ryan Bader, Quinton Jackson stepped in and started an altercation with the heavyweight champion.
Interestingly enough, UFC pioneer Tank Abbott was in attendance and says he tried to jump Bader as well. He says he’s friends with Kongo and Jackson after being in the same gym as them, and wanted to take out Bader after the scuffle.
The 54-year-old says it didn’t push through, because he couldn’t get over the railing.
“I was just at the Cheick Kongo fight in San Jose a couple of weeks back…
Tank Abbott tried to attack Ryan Bader, but couldn’t jump railing; says Bellator champ ‘lucked out’