Caleb Plant taunts David Benavidez with heated face-off nearly leads to brawl at weigh-in

David Benavidez and Caleb Plant, who were once considered ‘formal’ opponents, now appear to be enemies. A routine weigh-in was all it took to set them off. And they both seem eager to face off against each other, be it in the ring or elsewhere.

Their animosity has been evident for weeks, and it was further confirmed today as David Benavidez and Caleb Plant came face to face. Both of the fighters could not maintain a civil demeanor. The situation was made worse as both teams were present, and tensions ran high.

Benavidez insisted on having a direct confrontation with Caleb, without anyone standing between them.

As they confronted each other, the two fighters began to exchange threats. This also occurred in their previous encounters, and the situation appeared to escalate rapidly.

As chaos began to erupt, a staff member had to intervene and step between the two fighters after Caleb placed his index finger on Benavidez’s neck. The Mexican Monster reacted by attempting to shove Plant but was unable to do so effectively. Causing Caleb to take a step back.

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IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant holds up his belt during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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The intervention of security personnel and both fighters’ teams quickly brought the situation under control. As the boxers were separated by a distance. Caleb Plant was the first to be interviewed, while David Benavidez could be seen pacing in the background. Moving back and forth like a revved-up race car.

Caleb Plant will be challenging David Benavidez for the WBC interim super middleweight title in the main event. The event is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Plant was the first to weigh in, entering the room dancing and weighing in at 167.25 pounds, comfortably within the limit. Benavidez followed suit and registered 166.75 pounds, weighing in at just over a pound below the limit.

What are your thoughts regarding the recent antics between Caleb and David? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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