UFC 203: Fabricio Werdum Claims Edmond Tarverdyan “Wanted to Punch my Face”
By FCF Staff
Following Fabricio Werdum’s decision win over Travis Browne, the former heavyweight champ presented his side of what happened, during an unfortunate incident with the Edmond Tarverdyan.
As the judges’ scores were read out, Werdum motioned to the booing fans in attendance by pretending to cry. Then, Tarverdyan could be seen screaming at Werdum, who proceeded to kick in the boxing coach’s direction. During the post-fight press conference, Werdum offered this take on what happened (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I don’t know his name, but he said, ‘Hey, shut your mouth, son of a (expletive),’ Werdum said. “I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Mother(expletive), shut your mouth, mother(expletive).’ I didn’t do the (full) kick. I just kept the distance.”
“I know he’s a boxing coach, and I saw in his eyes he wanted to punch my face,” Werdum added. “And I just kept the distance. So that’s it. But he came (forward) first; he said a lot of bad things. My mom said never say bad things to nobody. But he started.”
Last night’s bout marked the second time Werdum has defeated Browne, as in 2014 he also earned a UD victory over the heavyweight.