Joe Schilling Sued for $30,000 By Victim of Viral Bar Assault

Joe SchillingJoe Schilling could still avoid jail time after knocking out an intoxicated bar patron in Florida earlier this year, but he may have to pay the victim a large amount of money after Justin Balboa sued him for $30,000. It all started when footage showing Schilling knocking out a belligerent bar patron went viral on […]

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Joe Schilling could still avoid jail time after knocking out an intoxicated bar patron in Florida earlier this year, but he may have to pay the victim a large amount of money after Justin Balboa sued him for $30,000.

It all started when footage showing Schilling knocking out a belligerent bar patron went viral on social media after Schilling accused Balboa of making racist comments and derogatory remarks towards Schilling’s romantic partner. Balboa is now seeking damages for battery and also plans on suing the Florida bar, B-Square Burgers in Fort Lauderdale (under Bro Management Las Olas LLC), for negligence.

Balboa’s attorney, Rich Conforti, reached out to MMA Fighting to break the news of the lawsuit and made a statement on the matter as well.

“We’ve initiated the lawsuit, the defendants are in the process of being served,” Conforti said. “We believe Mr. Balboa has a considerably high-damages claim for what has happened based on the actions of Mr. Schilling and the negligence of Bro Management.”

Schilling has yet to make a public statement since the news of the lawsuit broke, but Schilling did speak recently with MMA journalist Helen Yee and said he “did nothing wrong” when it came to the altercation with Balboa.

Balboa is also claiming in the lawsuit against B-Square Burgers that the restaurant is located in a high-crime area and extra security personnel should’ve been at the establishment at the time of the assault.

Legal action hasn’t been officially taken against Schilling but that could change in the coming weeks. Battery is considered a simple misdemeanor in the state of Florida and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department would need to present charges to the state prosecutor’s office.

LowKickMMA will bring you the latest on Schilling’s situation as we learn more.

What are your thoughts on the latest news involving Joe Schilling?

Joe Schilling Sued for $30,000 By Victim of Viral Bar Assault

Joe SchillingJoe Schilling could still avoid jail time after knocking out an intoxicated bar patron in Florida earlier this year, but he may have to pay the victim a large amount of money after Justin Balboa sued him for $30,000. It all started when footage showing Schilling knocking out a belligerent bar patron went viral on […]

Joe Schilling

Joe Schilling could still avoid jail time after knocking out an intoxicated bar patron in Florida earlier this year, but he may have to pay the victim a large amount of money after Justin Balboa sued him for $30,000.

It all started when footage showing Schilling knocking out a belligerent bar patron went viral on social media after Schilling accused Balboa of making racist comments and derogatory remarks towards Schilling’s romantic partner. Balboa is now seeking damages for battery and also plans on suing the Florida bar, B-Square Burgers in Fort Lauderdale (under Bro Management Las Olas LLC), for negligence.

Balboa’s attorney, Rich Conforti, reached out to MMA Fighting to break the news of the lawsuit and made a statement on the matter as well.

“We’ve initiated the lawsuit, the defendants are in the process of being served,” Conforti said. “We believe Mr. Balboa has a considerably high-damages claim for what has happened based on the actions of Mr. Schilling and the negligence of Bro Management.”

Schilling has yet to make a public statement since the news of the lawsuit broke, but Schilling did speak recently with MMA journalist Helen Yee and said he “did nothing wrong” when it came to the altercation with Balboa.

Balboa is also claiming in the lawsuit against B-Square Burgers that the restaurant is located in a high-crime area and extra security personnel should’ve been at the establishment at the time of the assault.

Legal action hasn’t been officially taken against Schilling but that could change in the coming weeks. Battery is considered a simple misdemeanor in the state of Florida and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department would need to present charges to the state prosecutor’s office.

LowKickMMA will bring you the latest on Schilling’s situation as we learn more.

What are your thoughts on the latest news involving Joe Schilling?

Joe Schilling Stands By Decision To KO Drunk: ‘I Did Nothing Wrong’

Joe SchillingKickboxer and MMA fighter Joe Schilling has been in hot water ever since footage leaked from a physical altercation he had with an intoxicated bar patron in Florida. But it appears that he won’t pay the price legally for the incident in which he knocked out the drunken man in the middle of the bar. […]

Joe Schilling

Kickboxer and MMA fighter Joe Schilling has been in hot water ever since footage leaked from a physical altercation he had with an intoxicated bar patron in Florida. But it appears that he won’t pay the price legally for the incident in which he knocked out the drunken man in the middle of the bar.

Schilling’s name emerged in the news after a video, showing Schilling confronting and then violently knocking out a man at a Florida bar, went viral on social media. The MMA community has been split on their reaction, with some saying it was warranted with others saying it was completely uncalled for by Schilling.

Weeks have passed since the incident became public, but the 37-year-old former Bellator standout sat down with MMA reporter Helen Yee to provide an update on his legal situation.

“I can’t really speak about what happened that night. I think the witnesses testimonies out there, a lot of people aren’t covering it, the guy’s personal track record and criminal history is out there but nobody seems to be talking about it,” Schilling said.

“No charges have been filed whatsoever, and it’s just a lot of media speculation at this point. I did nothing wrong, and I stand by that.”

As of right now, no charges have been filed against Schilling after the altercation, but that could change in the coming weeks and months ahead. Directly following the video going viral, Schilling came out publically and said that the victim of the assault had made racist remarks regarding Schilling’s romantic partner, but there is no clear evidence outside of eyewitness testimony.

Schilling was released from Bellator following his loss to Tony Johnson at Bellator 229. He remains a free agent and hasn’t voiced his desires to compete again in the near future for any promotion.

What are your thoughts on the Joe Schilling assault case?

Joe Schilling Stands By Decision To KO Drunk: ‘I Did Nothing Wrong’

Joe SchillingKickboxer and MMA fighter Joe Schilling has been in hot water ever since footage leaked from a physical altercation he had with an intoxicated bar patron in Florida. But it appears that he won’t pay the price legally for the incident in which he knocked out the drunken man in the middle of the bar. […]

Joe Schilling

Kickboxer and MMA fighter Joe Schilling has been in hot water ever since footage leaked from a physical altercation he had with an intoxicated bar patron in Florida. But it appears that he won’t pay the price legally for the incident in which he knocked out the drunken man in the middle of the bar.

Schilling’s name emerged in the news after a video, showing Schilling confronting and then violently knocking out a man at a Florida bar, went viral on social media. The MMA community has been split on their reaction, with some saying it was warranted with others saying it was completely uncalled for by Schilling.

Weeks have passed since the incident became public, but the 37-year-old former Bellator standout sat down with MMA reporter Helen Yee to provide an update on his legal situation.

“I can’t really speak about what happened that night. I think the witnesses testimonies out there, a lot of people aren’t covering it, the guy’s personal track record and criminal history is out there but nobody seems to be talking about it,” Schilling said.

“No charges have been filed whatsoever, and it’s just a lot of media speculation at this point. I did nothing wrong, and I stand by that.”

As of right now, no charges have been filed against Schilling after the altercation, but that could change in the coming weeks and months ahead. Directly following the video going viral, Schilling came out publically and said that the victim of the assault had made racist remarks regarding Schilling’s romantic partner, but there is no clear evidence outside of eyewitness testimony.

Schilling was released from Bellator following his loss to Tony Johnson at Bellator 229. He remains a free agent and hasn’t voiced his desires to compete again in the near future for any promotion.

What are your thoughts on the Joe Schilling assault case?

Jake Hager, Former WWE Star, Calls for Fedor Emelianenko Fight

Jake HagerAdd former WWE star and current Bellator fighter Jake Hager, otherwise known as “Jack Swagger” to the list of potential opponents for Fedor Emelianenko‘s return to fighting. Emelianenko recently announced his return to Bellator after a long hiatus from competition. Bellator president Scott Coker also said that Emelianenko will make his return to the octagon […]

Jake Hager

Add former WWE star and current Bellator fighter Jake Hager, otherwise known as “Jack Swagger” to the list of potential opponents for Fedor Emelianenko‘s return to fighting.

Emelianenko recently announced his return to Bellator after a long hiatus from competition. Bellator president Scott Coker also said that Emelianenko will make his return to the octagon in style at Bellator 269 in his native Russia.

Although an opponent hasn’t been officially booked for the October 23rd event in Moscow, Hager has thrown his name in the hat of potential matchups for the card. He made his transition from professional wrestling to MMA back in 2017 when he signed with Bellator, although he still participates in All Elite Wrestling.

During a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Hager went all-in on a potential fight with Emelianenko for the legend’s return to the promotion.

“Just because I have a shorter career doesn’t mean I’m not as worthy,” Hager told MMA Fighting. “I have a bigger following, I have more excitement behind me, and I have a brighter future than all of those guys. So give it to me [Bellator President] Scott [Coker], because I’m the one that you’re going to build this company on, not those guys that are just coming in for a one-and-done. I’m here for the next 10 years. Let’s go.”

Hager has accumulated a 3-0-1 record since making the move to MMA, including a razor-thin split-decision win over Brandon Calton at Bellator 250 last October. He has yet to fight in 2021 in Bellator’s heavyweight division, which includes the reigning champion, Ryan Bader.

Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Anderson Silva, and Fabricio Werdum are just a few of the names along with Hager that have been rumored into consideration for Emelianenko‘s next bout. Regardless of whether or not he ends up getting his wish, it’s eye-opening that Hager seems unfazed by one of the greatest MMA fighters in the sport’s history.

Do you think Fedor Emelianenko should fight Jake Hager in his return to Bellator?

Fabricio Werdum Takes Shot At Fedor Emelianenko, Calls For Rematch

WerdumIt’s fair to say Fabricio Werdum wants his name in the hat to face Fedor Emelianenko next. With the news that Emelianenko was set to return to action for Bellator in an event taking place October 23 in Moscow, Russia, a number of names have been in contact with Scott Coker to fight “The Last […]

Werdum

It’s fair to say Fabricio Werdum wants his name in the hat to face Fedor Emelianenko next.

With the news that Emelianenko was set to return to action for Bellator in an event taking place October 23 in Moscow, Russia, a number of names have been in contact with Scott Coker to fight “The Last Emperor” next.

Among them include Josh Barnett, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem to name a few. We can now comfortably add Werdum’s name to that list despite him being the first fighter to stop Emelianenko’s legendary unbeaten run.

The former UFC heavyweight champion also took a dig at the Russian MMA legend in the process with some recent tweets.

“IF fedor The ? do you need revenge from me HEY I’m ready to go to Russia”

“Fedor was never the goat because I killed the ? @ScottCoker let’s go”

This follows Werdum’s tweets prior where he hyped up a rematch.

Werdum notably submitted Emelianenko in the first round when they clashed at a 2010 Strikeforce headliner. As a result, the Brazilian ended Emelianenko’s 28-fight unbeaten run at the time.

Do you want to see a rematch between them?