The Outback Steakhouse Bus Boy Joe Schilling Knocked Out In A Bar Claims It Was For ‘No Reason,’ Plans To Sue

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Joe Schilling is lucky the post-mortem on the civilian he leveled at a Florida bar over the weekend found him to be morally compromised, because otherwise it’d be harder to explain why a knockout was necessary in a split-second exchange between the two.

The victim has since been revealed as 31-year-old Justin Balboa, a bus boy at a Fort Lauderdale Outback Steakhouse.

The ironically named Balboa somehow was cogent enough to speak with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department the following night, describing Schilling as a 6-foot-5, 270-pound white male who “just hit him for no reason.”

Police also spoke with the manager of the bar, who according to MMA Fighting, stated that 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.” The manager also noted that Balboa “is a regular customer who routinely causes problems at the establishment due to his intoxication level.”

Erik Magraken of Combat Sports Law explained why the bar is digging its own grave, legally, by openly providing these admissions.

The police report also alleges that “numerous other patrons of the establishment corroborated the manager’s story” that Balbao started the fight.

Seems like a lot of information for “numerous other patrons” to gather in an instant, but who am I to say, I just watched it unfold with my own two eyes.

After Balboa initially claimed he was just suing the bar for negligence, he’s since revealed plans to press charges against Schilling as well. His attorney, Robert Solomon, spoke to MMA Fighting.

“It was something that should not have happened. 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.

“I think a professional fighter overreacted to a situation, that he didn’t need to do what he did,” Solomon added, “and to punch somebody as hard as he punched this guy, he’s lucky he’s not dead and we’re dealing with a different type of case.”

This isn’t Schilling’s first civilian dust up for clout. The Bellator was filmed beating up a homeless man who allegedly used a sex toy in his gym locker room in September 2020. Thanks?

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