Within the pandemic-era, followers have been capable of hear the trash speak within the octagon greater than ever.
Nevertheless, at UFC 259, Tim Elliott took issues to the subsequent degree towards Jordan Espinosa.
The flyweight bout predominant evented the early prelim card that featured 4 knockouts and one submission earlier than Elliott’s shut-out victory.
The American scored his second win in a row with a unanimous 30-27, 30-27, 30-25 determination win, but it surely’s what he stated to Espinoza in the course of the domination that set UFC followers on hearth.
Whereas holding half-guard together with his forearm to Espinosa’s face, Elliott outed is opponent as a girl beater.
Watch the clip beneath to see ESPN strive desperately to chop the feed:
Elliott: “I heard you choked a woman in 2018. Are you a girl beater?”
Espinosa: “You don’t know the entire story.”
Elliott: “I do know sufficient.”
Espinosa: “You don’t know s***.”
It’s one factor to place a complete beating on a person and win the struggle, however to then drag his identify by the mud on the similar time and have a full blown dialog is an entire completely different degree!
Elliott, 34, had his first UFC struggle approach again in 2012 and has been on one thing of a resurgence as of late.
For Espinosa, it’s been fairly the alternative. He’s misplaced 4 of his final 5 fights within the UFC and must be cautious if he desires extra outings within the octagon.
UFC 259 featured three title fights on the prime of the cardboard with Israel Adesanya vying for the light-heavyweight title however the undercard proved to be top-of-the-line in current reminiscence.
Kai Kara-France nailed a sensational knockout on the prelims and Kyler Phillips and Music Yadong additionally placed on a improbable back-and-forth battle.