‘Lee keeps dating racists’ – Twitter world blasts Andree Lee and her team for derogatory remarks about Brazilians » FirstSportz
Andree Lee fought Viviane Araujo in a three-round women’s flyweight bout at UFC Vegas 54 last weekend. The fight was featured on the event’s preliminary card and Andree Lee lost the fight via unanimous decision.
However, the fight drew controversy that fans in the MMA community don’t want. Between rounds, Lee’s trainer Tony Kelly, who is also a UFC fighter, was caught making bigoted comments about Araujo.
Kelly was clearly caught in a video clip trying to hype Lee by disregarding Araujo and her corner. He said:
“They will. They are dirty Brazilians. You will cheat like this. Guess what we conjured up for someone.”
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MMA pundits react to recent Andree Lee controversy
After the incident happened, it didn’t go unnoticed by the MMA community and drew a lot of criticism. Many fighters and martial arts personalities took to Twitter to express their opinions on the matter.
UFC welterweight fighter Gilbert Burns did not like anything that was taking place and called out Andree Lee for her mistakes. He wrote :
“I don’t like badmouthing corners, not an easy job but Lee Corner has a lot to learn to do #UFCVegas54.”
UFC fighter Adrian Yanez, who is scheduled to face Tony Kelly on June 18, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 37, took the opportunity to toast his opponent.
” 😬😬😬Not a good sight‘ Yanez wrote.
He also claimed that he used to want to get an ending about Kelly, but now it would be more deserving.
” Was wanting a finish, but now it’s getting more satisfying.”
Belal Muhammad shared his opinion on the matter Twitter and claimed the comments were racist.
“Ok, the work in the corner was terrible. Lee continues to date racists‘ wrote Muhammad.
Veteran UFC fighter Cris Cyborg also took to Twitter to speak about what happened
“They will do that”… Congratulations @ViviAraujoMMA obrigado por calar essa boca do treinador gringo @canalCombate.”
Martial arts writer and interviewer Shakiel Mahjouri shared the clip on his Twitter account and was shocked by the incident. He wrote :
” Coach of Andrea Lee: “They do. They are dirty Brazilians. They’re going to cheat like that.” What on earth did I just hear? #UFCVegas54.”
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