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Ibrahimovic reveals details of Onyewu brawl

Oguchi Onyewu 1 (AP)

It was a fight that we didn't hear many details about, but given the players involved, it figured to be a serious scuffle.

Now we know just how serious.

Just days after the one-year anniversary of the Oguchi Onyewu-Zlatan Ibrahimovic fight, details have surfaced about the highly-publicized brawl that left one of the combatants with a broken rib.

In his autobiography, "I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic," the Swedish international reveals that Onyewu landed a blow that broke the forward's rib, an injury that AC Milan never made public. Ibrahimovic says the two hulking players "were close to killing each other," and that it took about a dozen players and staff members to break up the fight that occurred after a rough tackle during a scrimmage.

What do you think of this story? Impressed with Onyewu winning a fight against a black belt in Tae Kwon Do? Can you see Onyewu turning to a career in the UFC?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. that’s because he is a Gypsy…calling someone a Gypsie is not racist…I see romanian Gypsies all the time and Ibra is one of those

  2. lol…serious…Gooch was just defending himself…Ibra was being a Jerk so Gooch kicked his arse…Hater in the HOUSEEEEE>…lol…classic

  3. Gooch should quit soccer and fight MMA/UFC full time. Then we will not have to witness the terrible distribution and horrible touch any more

  4. Evans wasn’t dirty, it was a needlessly hard challenge on a 50-50 ball but it wasn’t dirty. De Jong though, makes me wish we had hockey-type enforcers on the team.

  5. Ibra is a big dude. I would have loved to see video of the skirmish…Maybe Ibra was retaliating because Gooch made the other players look bad by giving up his salary for his lost year…

  6. Big centerback, strong in the air, played with a broken cheek, almost got decapitated trying to clear a ball with a header. He’s a crappy teammate, and I’m not a fan of his, but I wouldn’t tell him he wasn’t tough to his face. Just saying…


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