An Australian YouTube influencer has managed to scam his way into the hottest ticket in Perth last weekend.
Ringside tickets for UFC 284 at RAC Arena were going for as much as $6500, but Michael Todoro – known as MikeyT – scammed his way in without paying a cent.
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The Perth local even managed to walk out alongside Alexander Volkanovski before the Aussie fighter’s epic bout with Russian Islam Makhachev.
“We literally just walked straight in and there were no questions asked,” Todoro told 7NEWS Perth.
Todoro pulled off the heist by making a fake media pass and lanyard, as well as a homemade UFC polo.
“I made it in the laundry downstairs with the iron,” Todoro explained of the shirt.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, the influencer can be heard saying, “no idea how I’ve done this” as he sits a mere metre away from the octagon.
Todoro credited confidence for the daring stunt, which could see him face significant consequences.
It raises serious security concerns as well for RAC Arena.
The venue’s management says it takes security seriously, but wasn’t aware of the incident. UFC is yet to comment.
The main event between Volkanovski and Makhachev was full of drama with the Aussie claiming he was “robbed” after losing by unanimous decision.
In the moments after the fight finished, Volkanovski looked down the barrel of the camera and said, “I want that f****** rematch”.
“I definitely want the fight back,” the Aussie star later told reporters.
“I want that lightweight belt. Everyone wanted to pushing this crazy narrative that Islam’s invincible. I thought, ‘OK, run with it’.
“It just would’ve been so much a better story if I won, right? I wish I could sit here saying ‘Hey, the invincible man, I told you’. But I’m not in that position.
“It was close. Very winnable.”
He reiterated himself in a tweet when the dust had settled.
“Just watched the fight, I definitely think I won (rounds) two, three and five. Surprised I didn’t get my hand raised! Let’s do the rematch, anywhere, anytime!” he wrote.
But in a strange post-script twist, The Great himself thought he caught wind that he wasn’t the only one in the ring who thought the result should have gone the other way.
“I’m hearing (Makhachev) was saying – and I could be wrong – but he was going back to his corner saying he wants a rematch because he thinks he lost,” Volkanovski said.
“That’s funny, and I’ll jump on that. Rematch.
“Is it wrong? I don’t know.
“Whether he said it, thought he might have lost – I don’t know. I just heard (it) from someone.”
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