- Ricky Nixon and Sam Newman battled behind cricket sheds
- After an incident, the two fell out over money
- Nixon was now called to a boxing match
Ricky Nixon was left covered in blood after a bizarre fight with Sam Newman behind the sheds of a local cricket club, and now former Sydney Swans star Warwick Cooper wants to get involved in the fighting.
Earlier this week it was reported that Nixon, 60, and Newman, 77, were involved in an altercation at an event at the Somerville Cricket Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula.
The argument is believed to have been over money, with Newman accusing Nixon of shortchanging him for his appearance at the sports club luncheon.
The pair are high-profile figures in AFL circles and are known for their controversial lives following their playing careers.
Newman has had a successful television career and continues to make headlines with his controversial opinions on his podcast.
Ricky Nixon and Sam Newman were involved in a brawl behind the sheds of a cricket club
Newman believed he had been substituted by Nixon for a speech at the cricket club
Nixon built a lucrative career as a player agent after playing for St Kilda and Hawthorn, but found himself in trouble with the law for various offenses including an alleged sexually inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
The fight between Newman and Nixon took place behind the sheds of the local cricket club and Nixon began to bleed when he was hit by Newman.
“He didn’t hit me, I think he hit me in the face,” Nixon told News Corp.
“What happened was I had a pimple that morning (Friday), which is pretty rare for me, and he actually hit the pimple and it started bleeding… but he also pushed me into a bush. “
Nixon admitted that he entered a $3,000 payment for Newman on a spreadsheet that was supposed to be split between the two.
“Sam wrote in his diary that he got $3,000.” To be fair, I said in a spreadsheet of the entries for him that it was $3,000, but I meant it was for both of us. “I would never short him,” Nixon said.
He added that he learned an eye-opening lesson after the altercation.
Wawrick Capper (left) wants to fight Nixon after fending off a swipe from the player’s agent
The incident occurred at a cricket club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula
“I also learned something from this: Both he and Warwick Capper can’t fight, so they have to stick to what they do best.”
Capper has now reacted and called Nixon to a boxing match.
“I’ll have Sam Newman in my corner and we’ll see who can’t fight,” Capper said.
“Red-faced Nixon duped Sam and then criticized me…weakly.”
Nixon and Capper fell out over failed plans for a joint birthday party that year.