Terrible fan behavior at Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 creates uncertainty about UFC’s future in Brazil

The fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo 4 would become the first Quadology in UFC history. The fight took place despite Deiveson struggling with weight issues, but ended unceremoniously in the end. Unfortunately, fans didn’t react very kindly after the results didn’t go their way.

Brandon looked good throughout the fight as he corrected many of his mistakes from the previous fight. Unfortunately, Figueiredo looked the same and didn’t find much success against his opponent. Not fighting anyone but ‘The Assassin Baby’ seemed to have severely hampered his performance.

In the end, Moreno managed to punch the Brazilian in the eye and the doctor had to end the fight.

The Mexican was elated after finally beating his long-time rival, so in his post-fight interview he tried to explain the situation to the locals. He claimed he had nothing against Brazil and was only doing what he had to do so he could put food on the table for his family. At some point he could no longer control himself and called out: “Viva Mexico, Perros!”

Now, “Perros” in Spanish usually means “dogs”, but in this context it means something like “amigos” or “friends”. But the fans misunderstood and were very upset. In retaliation, they began throwing almost everything they had at the Mexican.

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Ariel Helwani responded to the situation by saying: “Rio fans shower Moreno with drinks on the way out. Terrible.”

In the next fight, Glover Teixeira escorted his opponent out of the Octagon to prevent such incidents from happening again as both fighters were already injured. Such behaviors naturally call into question Brazil’s status as a safe destination for UFC events, giving low validity to Colby Covington’s highly controversial 2017 speech.

We certainly hope that Dana White will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the athletes.

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Chris Estrada

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