MMA fighter Joe Schilling could be facing charges after he flattened a guy running his mouth at a local bar. Justin Balboa, who was reportedly intoxicated, allegedly made a crude remark about the woman accompanying the 37-year-old fighter.
A police report said Balboa was extremely intoxicated and had possibly made an improper remark about the girlfriend/wife of the male who had struck him, which caused the fight to escalate. Balboa, obviously not related to fictional Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa is 31-years-old and buses tables at Outback Steakhouse.
Now, Balboa is suing the fighter and his attorney wants money.
“It was something that should not have happened,” Robert Solomon, his attorney said. “It should not have happened. You watch that video and you cringe. This is a professional fighter. To tell me you felt threatened as a professional fighter that’s fighting in the highest level of all the fighting, Bellator and all these things, I don’t buy it. I think it was uncalled for, and there’s consequences when you do things like that.”