Mike Hookem has hit back at allegations that he 'landed a blow' on fellow UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe.
Speaking to ITV Calendar about the altercation, which left his colleague in hospital, the Yorkshire MEP described said 'there wasn't one blown thrown.'
The incident happened following a discussion about who would take on the leadership of the party.
Asked why he did not comment on events yesterday, Mr Hookem said he was 'either on a plane, train or in a car' throughout the afternoon, and 'didn't know anything about (Mr Woolfe) being in hospital' until later in the day.
Mr Hookem added that he was 'very concerned' when he found out what had happened.
Mr Hookem, who is originally from Hull, told ITV Calendar the event was 'regrettable and 'embarrasing', but said he believes the pair will be able to 'put this behind us'.
Click below to watch the full interview with John Shires: