Video: Marvin Vettori Directs Expletive-Laden Rant at Karl Roberson in Fighter Hotel

By Tristen Critchfield May 13, 2020

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Frustration with yet another fight cancellation got the best of Marvin Vettori in Wednesday.

In a video captured by nutritionist Matteo Capodaglio, the Italian middleweight is seen having a run-in with Roberson at the UFC fighter hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. Vettori is then held back by security as he directs an expletive-filled rant in the direction of Roberson.

“Let’s f--ing fight!” Vettori yells. “You look like you can f---ing fight, then f---ing fight you b--h ass! F---ng five months of preparation! Then f---ing fight if you can fight! Fight me now!”

Roberson missed weight on Tuesday and was transported to a hospital after falling ill. He was eventually deemed medically unable to compete and the bout vs. Vettori was canceled.

Vettori has endured a difficult run of bad luck in recent months. He was supposed to face Darren Stewart on the UFC London card on March 21, but that fight was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was then booked against Roberson on April 25, but again, the pandemic nixed that bout.

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