Game between UP, MPBL team Muntinlupa ends up in fight

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 19, 2018 12:19 PM
Game between UP, MPBL team Muntinlupa ends up in fight
Bright Akhuetie found himself at the center of a free-for-all fight between UP and MPBL team Muntinlupa

A tune-up game between the University of the Philippines and Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League team Muntinlupa last Saturday ended in a free-for-all fight.

In a video shared by a source, Dhon Reverente of the Cagers was seen to have crossed paths with Fighting Maroon Bright Akhuetie sometime in the second quarter of their game inside Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa.

From there, Akhuetie stopped moving and appeared to be favoring his stomach area before rushing at Reverente.

The two then traded punches and not long after, witnesses said that both benches cleared.

Telling his side of the story, UP’s Nigerian powerhouse claimed that all that happened was Muntinlupa’s plan all along. “I was going to set a screen when he punched me. I couldn’t breathe for a few seconds,” he shared.

He then continued, “I rushed him as soon as I could get myself together and obviously, he was ready because that’s what they had planned.”

According to another source from State U, the Cagers were “not just being physical, they were playing dirty already.”

This, even though the MPBL team was leading before the free-for-all erupted.

After a few minutes, sources said that the fight was broken up.

From there, both sides agreed not to continue with the game.

ABS-CBN Sports is still trying to get in contact with Muntinlupa as of press time.

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