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Chelsea Chandler literally runs away from Norma Dumont during their fight at UFC Vegas 77

Chelsea Chandler even had the commentators laughing as she ran away from Norma Dumont at UFC Vegas 77 on Saturday night.

Chandler was rocked early on in the featherweight bout and proceeded to run off towards the opposite end of the octagon.

Brazilian mixed martial artist Dumont duly chased after her opponent - and the footage has subsequently gone viral on social media.

There was drama in the build up to what could reportedly be the final women’s featherweight fight in UFC history.

The pair had to be separated backstage following a heated altercation shortly after the face-off.

Backstage footage showed a fired-up Dumont (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC, before Saturday’s bout) glaring at Chandler (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC, prior to the fight) while speaking in Portuguese.

Chandler reacted by showing Dumont the middle finger before the pair of them squared up and were eventually separated by onlookers.

Naturally, this increased the tension between the two fighters ahead of their Las Vegas clash - and Dumont got off to the perfect start as she caught Chandler with a strong shot.

Aware that she was in big trouble early on, Chandler went into fight-or-flight mode, turning her back and running towards the other end of the cage.

The 29-year-old has also become something of a meme on social media, with fans comparing her to Forrest Gump and all sorts.

However, Dumont went on to record a deserved victory, outclassing her American opponent over the course of the three rounds.


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