Here is the video of Jean-Claude Van Damme kicking Cody Garbrandt in the face, which enraged the former UFC bantamweight champion.
In November, veteran actor Jean-Claude Van Damme paid a visit to Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. However, things did not end too well between him and former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt.
As Garbrandt himself explained in his appearance on the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast, the situation almost got out of hand when he was hit in the mouth by one of Van Damme’s demo kicks.
I was like ‘I’m going to rip his head off, but it’s Jean-Claude what are you supposed to do?’ All of a sudden he looks at me, drops to his knees and starts crying and is like “My champion!” and starts crying like that, so I felt hella awkward. Hands on my hips, I’m mad, my lip is all busted open and I got that hot sweat, so I just looked at him and I’m like ‘Jean… “ – I kept calling him Jean, I didn’t know it was Jean-Claude – so I walked out of the Octagon, just leave the place, left the gym. It was f—ked up; everyone was watching, taking videos, so from the outside it looked like I hit him and he was crying.
No video of the incident has been released, until this week, when it surfaced via Instagram.
Hahahaha the kick from @jcvd that hit @cody_nolove in the teeth! . . @cody_nolove . @jcvd . #UFC #MMA #UFCFightNight #bellator #WSOF #Invicta #Judo #JeetKuneDo #Boxing #Wrestling #karate #taekwondo #sambo #jiujitsu #codygarbrandt #nolove #jcvd
Fortunately, the situation did not escalate any further, and Garbrandt and his teammates instead ended up just laughing about it afterward.
“I’m driving home and Urijah is like laughing about it, he thought it was the funniest shit ever because Urijah was in the cage, Chris was in the cage,” Garbrandt recalled. “He’s like, ‘Dude, that was the most awkward thing ever. You flipped out on him and he just dropped down to his knees and started crying. We didn’t know what to do.’”