I think we’ve all seen this clip by now but Sly Stallone shared it from his Instagram to give a bit of context about what is going on in the scene; he states “This was an early rehearsal for a short fight ROCKY was suppose to have with DRAGO in CREED 2 It took place in the hospital just after Adonis had been terribly beaten by Drago’s son… Adonis Is in much pain and tells me to leave … Drago And the promoter show up with filmcrew ! They were planning on going upstairs to harass the beaten fighter but ROCKY stops them !!! It would’ve been extraordinary!, But regretfully it was cut … Pity.”
It is indeed a cool idea however, I think it was a good idea to leave it out; for me Creed II was really a redemption story for Ivan Drago and to do something like this would have made him a total prick so when the end comes it would have been less moving.