Video: Raufeon and Danny Stots verbally fight with Dale Brown over security


Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello went another round or two during a press conference promoting their interim bantamweight title bout at Bellator 289.

With Dale Brown of Detroit Urban Survival Training (D.U.S.T.) fame sitting between them, Stots and Sabatello needed little prompting for a trash-talking session that covered all the usual bases: threats, violent predictions and lots of cursing.

As Stots and Sabatello traded insults, Brown was impressively stoic. You can see the full video above, courtesy of Bellator PR’s You Tube account.

Stots defends the bantamweight title for the first time after claiming it with a knockout win over ex-featherweight champ Juan Archuleta at Bellator 279. He remains unbeaten in his Bellator career after six fights and has lost just once in 19 professional contests.

The verbal and wrestling threat to Stots stands opposite Stots. Sabatello has bucked into the title picture by claiming three consecutive wins including one against bantamweight champion Leandro Higo.

Stots and Sabatello went for it from the moment they announced the matchup. Ariel Helwani, host of The MMA Hour ,, facilitated a close-to-altercation when the pair compared their resumes and skills sets during an appearance.

The situation was more physically calm (no doubt due to Brown) backstage at Bellator 288, and after this past Friday’s fight card when the two faced off (and flipped off) each other.