MACAU (UPDATED) – The Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios fight just heated up.

On Wednesday, November 20, a scuffle broke out at the boxing gym at the Venetian hotel here after Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia exchanged heated words, leading to some pushing and shoving. Other members of the camps got involved as well.

At a little past 11am, Roach walked in with Pacquiao’s conditioning coach Gavin McMillan, to find Rios’ camp still training. Rios had the gym reserved from 9-11am, but was forced to start later after an interview with ESPN.

The fight started after Roach approached Garcia and asked them to leave.

Garcia then responded, “We got 30 more minutes” to which Roach said, “No you don’t you only got until 11 o’clock.”

“Well we were here because we got some interviews with ESPN,” Garcia said.

Roach repied, “That’s not my fault. Get the f*** out of here.”

“I ain’t going nowhere,” Garcia said.

Roach, growing increasingly angry, then said, “You piece of s***.”

“I ain’t going nowhere and don’t call me a piece of s***,” Garcia replied.

At this point, Alex Ariza, Pacquiao’s former conditioning coach who has since transferred to Rios’ side, joined the altercation and yelled at Roach, “Get the f*** out of here!”

Roach threatened back, “Throw me out! Throw me out! Make me leave! Make me leave!”

The exchange went on for a few seconds until Ariza kicked Roach just below his chest, throwing him backwards. Roach fired Ariza after Pacquiao’s last fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.

McMillan pulled back Roach, telling Ariza, “That’s assault, that’s assault!”

“No he started it. F*** you too! F*** you too!,” Aziza replied to McMillan, who has since replaced his spot as the Pacquiao team’s conditioning coach. ”Mind your f***ing business b***!”

Not wanting to fight, McMillan stepped back and simply said, “You’re such a joke!”

Ariza yelled back, “You’re a f***ing joke, f*ggot!”

Racist words

The altercation got even more heated from there.

“Get the f*** out of here!,” said another member of Rios’ camp.

Roach replied, “You Mexican motherf***er!”

“What did he say? Is he getting racist?,” the staff replied surprised.

Garcia later yelled back, “You piece of s*** Roach! That was personal f***er! F*** you Roach, that’s personal you don’t run this f***ing place!”

Ariza then mocked Roach’s Parkinson’s disease, saying, “Let’s go, let’s get down right there. Spi-spi-spit out!”

Roach then responded, “I’m sorry I took over all the credit for your wins.”

He added, referring to Aziza’s mocking, “You don’t do it that well, Brandon does it better.” Roach was referring to how Rios had mocked Roach’s condition in the past, in a video that also went viral and drew ire towards Rios from fans.

Roach’s staff then requested for police, with McMillan telling the security at the gym, “We want him arrested.”

Aziza later told Rappler he kicked Roach because he saw Roach put up a fist, and did it for self-defense.

Rappler’s video however, shows Roach was only walking towards Ariza right before he was kicked.

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MACAU, CHINA (November 19, 2013) – Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUAO and former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS are back together – almost – at least in the same hotel, ensconced inside luxury suites at The Venetian Macao.  Boxing’s top-two pound-for pound all-action superstars will make their Grand Arrivals – full of pomp and circumstance –  Tuesday night – in Prime Time – at the Main Porte Cochere of the host resort.  Rios will make his entrance, greeting his fans and meeting with dignitaries, at 9:00 p.m. local time, followed by Congressman Pacquiao at 9:30 p.m.

Upon their arrival at Macau International Airport on Monday evening, Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach had this to say:

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