Bruno Blindado files appeal against Weidman’s victory at UFC Atlantic City

Bruno Blindado files appeal against Weidman’s victory at UFC Atlantic City
Bruno Blindado files appeal against Weidman’s victory at UFC Atlantic City
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Fight between Chris Weidman and Bruno Blindado

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Bruno Blindado found himself at the center of yet another UFC controversy when he was punched in the eye by Chris Weidman during their fight at last weekend’s event in Atlantic City (USA). And these ended up influencing his defeat to the American in the event.

The act, which did not result in punishment for the former middleweight champion by referee Gary Copeland, should generate a reaction from Blindado, who revealed to the website MMAFighting that he is filing an appeal with the New Jersey Athletic Commission to try to annul the All-American’s victory. ‘ and turn it into a ‘no contest’ fight (without result)

– It will be difficult for Chris to want a rematch, but the ‘no contest’ is fine. Let’s see what they will do. I want things to be done fairly. I went there and fought and you didn’t see anything malicious on my part. I thought the referee had stopped at the time because his finger went into my eye, but I saw that Weidman was celebrating. I thought ‘this bastard didn’t knock me out’. I’ve never been knocked out in my career and I got up and went to complain to the referee (Copeland) so he could see it on the screen. I wanted to hit him, because I knew it would f*** my career, but I controlled myself there – said Blindado.

– Afterwards, I did the medical tests and my corner told me that they would change the results. I thought it was going to be a ‘no contest’ and I felt relieved because it wasn’t a knockout. But when they said they had given him a unanimous decision, I didn’t understand. He put his finger in my eye in the second and third rounds and they still give him the victory? – completed the Brazilian.

After the fight, at the press conference, Weidman refuted any intention of having used his fingers in the eye and mocked Bruno Blindado, stating that, when he went to the ground after taking one of the fingers, he was ‘looking for a way to give up’. This insinuation led the Brazilian to incisively criticize his rival’s attitude at UFC Atlantic City.

– He acted in bad faith. The referee says in the locker room that you shouldn’t stick out your fingers in the fight, it has to be with your finger up or your hand closed. Chris spent the entire fight with his fingers in my face and even celebrated by saying he knocked me out. What did he want? For me to smile? His finger went into my eye. It wasn’t his, it was mine. Being criticized by the guy who made the mistake is unbelievable, isn’t it? – Armored shot.

– He was very disloyal, He knows what he did. Weidman will never say he made a mistake and wants a rematch. He won’t and I don’t expect that from him. Only a man, a person with character, would do something like that. I don’t want to disrespect him, but if we fight again, things will be different – added the Brazilian.

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Bruno Blindado files appeal Weidmans victory UFC Atlantic City

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