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‘I had to send him back to China’: UFC fighter faces heat for comment aimed at Mongolian opponent

UFC flyweight fighter Cody Durden

A comment made by UFC flyweight fighter Cody Durden following his victory over opponent Qileng “the Mongolian Murderer” Aori drew immediate backlash, prompting Durden to apologize. 

Racist remark: After claiming his first victory as a UFC fighter in a close decision on Saturday, Durden exclaimed that he sent Aori “back to China where he came from,” MMAmania reported.

Chinese Champion Zhang Weili Defends UFC Title After Destroying Opponent

UFC 248

Chinese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Zhang Weili defended her title after winning a close fight against her Polish opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the UFC 248 in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old Chinese fighter took the win via a split decision from the judges. According to Yahoo, one of the judges scored 48-47 to the 32-year-old Polish fighter, while two others scored Weili with the winning 48-47 total.

Zhang Weili Makes History as The First Chinese UFC Champion

zhang weili

Chinese mixed martial artist Zhang Weili became the first Chinese UFC champion after beating Brazilian fighter Jessica Andrade in less than a minute for the strawweight title.

Zhang, 30, also known as “Magnum,” rapidly won the match after defeating her opponent in just 42 seconds by a technical knockout (TKO) at the UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

UFC President Visits Girl He Saved in Thailand After Paying for Her Liver Operation

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White visited Tuptim, the little girl he once saved by paying for her liver transplant operation back in 2010 in Phuket, Thailand.

White, who was in Thailand visiting veteran UFC fighter Mike Swick, paid Tuptim a visit at her father’s Muay Thai gym, as relayed online by Thailand-based MMA journalist James Goyder via Twitter.

MMA Fighter Racially Taunts Japanese Opponent, Gets the Beating of His Life

Although American MMA fighter Jonathan Ivey’s career record is not that impressive, he has gained quite a reputation for being one of the most entertaining fighters on the small circuit.

With an unorthodox fighting style, energetic bravado and theatrics usually found in professional wrestling, the 41-year-old has become a legend of sorts in the world of small MMA promotions.

‘The Korean Zombie’ Murders Dennis Bermudez in First-Round K.O.

After years of a career hiatus, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung returned to the UFC ring this weekend with an unforgiving first-round KO over Dennis Bermudez.

Jung, 29, stopped fighting in 2013 to render the two-year military service that’s mandatory in his native South Korea. He also sustained a shoulder injury in his last match against Jose Aldo, MMA Fighting noted.

Choi Doo-ho: Meet the ‘Korean Superboy’ Who May Become UFC’s First Asian Champion

Fresh off a knockout victory at the recently concluded Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, South Korean fighter Choi Doo-ho said he is ready to become UFC’s first Asian champion.

Dubbed as the  “Korean Superboy,” Choi has earned his third UFC after successfully demolishing veteran Thiago Tavares in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 23 Finale on Friday, reported Yonhap News.