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Werdum Reveals Why He Kicked Browne’s Coach

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At the UFC 203 post-fight press conference, Werdum explained what happened.

“Mom says ‘Never say bad things to nobody,” said Werdum, as transcribed by Dave Doyle for MMA Fighting.

“He started it.”

“He said shut up your mouth motherf***er.”

“I just keep my distance, I don’t want to kick him, I just keep the distance, you know, he’s a boxing coach, and I see in his eyes he wants to punch my face. And I just want to keep the distance. But he comes first. He says a lot of things, a lot of bad things.”

In an appearance on FOX Sports 1, White pointed out that while it is very rare, these things do happen occasionally.

“Listen, this is the fight business,” said White said. “99.9 percent of the time when the fight is over, everyone is cool and shows respect. There are incidents sometimes. It happens. Nothing serious happened tonight. I’m sure the athletic commission will have something to say about it and I’m sure some fines will be handed out.”

As it turned out, the incident was indeed minor, and neither Werdum nor Tarverdyan will face sanction by the Ohio Athletic Commission.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was warming up backstage at the time, but apparently caught it on the feed in his locker room, and knows what it feels like to to be kicked by the Brazilian.

“I’ve felt Werdum’s push kick before,” said Miocic. “It’s a good push kick. I felt bad for that coach.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.