MMA fighter Joe Schilling shared a video of himself knocking on a drink at a bar – and later reprimanded the man for using racial slurs and threatening his life.
The shocking video, which began to be shared by Schilling on Instagram, showed another man – 31-year-old Justin Balboa – wearing a shirt and tie at a bar in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before Schilling bumped into him and pushed the former.
Balboa, a waitress at the local Outback Steakhouse, then shouts something to get Schilling’s attention during the encounter. which is believed to take place on Sunday
When the mixed martial artist turned around, Balboa seemed to bend over at him and say something that couldn̵7;t be heard from the camera.
Schilling, who is 6’5 tall and weighs about 270 pounds, immediately responded by punching Balboa twice before the man collapsed to the floor of the bar. while other customers scream in shock
Schilling, 37, who is nicknamed ‘Stitch ‘Em Up’ in the media, is wearing a shirt that reads ‘Ring, Cage Parking’ in the video.
The lead up to the knockout was largely overshadowed by the staff standing in the frame.
Schilling claimed that Balboa frightened him for his life and he acted in self-defense. He accused the man of making racist remarks to bar staff.
After the video went viral He issued a statement explaining what had happened from his point of view.
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Joe Schilling recently shared a video on social media showing him knocking out bar patrons who appear to be drunk.
Schilling pushed back the called bar patrons to get their attention before looking down.
Schilling immediately responded by punching him twice in the face.
The man fell to the ground and Shilling walked away, looking immobile.
Schilling issued a statement after the incident. claiming that he was acting in self-defense and the bar patrons intimidate him.
Schilling’s statement read: ‘A bit of context…this guy raps like an idiot. A bus boy who happened to be a black man walked past. This idiot bumped into him and screamed, “Me and that bastard We don’t get along.” The waiter was offended but didn’t want to lose his job.’
‘in the night This clown started looking at me … I went outside to smoke a cigarette as I was walking back. He bumped into me. I reached out to grab him. He immediately apologized. You see me nodding coldly. He knew it was the one he rapped all night. [and] Shouting “hey” I turned around and he was bent on me… Bad decisions happen every day.”
‘Waiter and DJ came over to thank me. As you can see from this video when he poked me I fear for my life and just defend myself from the evil in this world.’
But Balboa presented the incident in a completely different way, according to police reports seen by MMA Fighting. He contacted the police shortly after. by saying that the shilling ‘Just hit him for no reason’ left him with bloody lips.
The report said Balboa ‘would not elaborate on why the man punched him’ and added that Balboa was ‘obviously intoxicated’.
The police went to talk to the officers. The manager claimed Balboa was ‘very drunk’ and may have commented on Schilling’s counterpart.
He describes Balboa as a regular customer who often annoys after getting too drunk. no lawsuit
Schilling first posted a video on his Instagram account. But it was removed for violating our Community Guidelines. ‘bullying or harassment’ of the site
Since then, Schilling and others have shared the post in several posts on other social media platforms. Including one post Schilling wrote, ‘7 billion people in the world and you choose me’.
Schilling fought for the GLORY kickboxing tournament and was a kickboxer for Bellator.
He holds a record of four wins with six losses throughout his MMA career, his last professional tournament losing to Tony Johnson in 2019.
To his Instagram story, Schilling added a post mentioning the incident and wrote: ‘If you think I’ll be the one to calm things down you make me feel bad I’m here to show
‘self defense [sic] Obviously not what this country talks about anymore, he wrote in another post. ‘Don’t have to travel i have a video love you guys Thank you for your concern and support during my life threatening experience. Kudos to The Yard Muay Thai for preparing me for this life threatening situation. #f**kracists’
Schilling has fought for GLORY kickboxing and as a kickboxer for Bellator, setting a record of four wins with six losses throughout his MMA career. His last professional match was a loss to the Masters. This is Johnson in 2019.