Brandon Moreno responds to Henry Cejudo, annoyed by shouting “dogs!” Halftime
Mexico City /
the cry of ‘Long live Mexico, dogs!’ that launched Brandon Moreno After defeating Deiveson Figueiredo by technical knockout, the American did not go down well at all Henry Cejudowho interpreted that he had offended the Brazilian fanswhich forced a reaction from Tijuana.
What happened between Brandon Moreno and Cejudo?
In the early hours of Sunday Cejudo, who worked together with Figueiredo in its preparationexpressed his annoyance on his YouTube channel where he considered that Moreno should not have reacted like thatsince the Brazilians could have felt offended or misinterpreted his words.
“You just called the Brazilians dogs. I wouldn’t say that right after, maybe when you’re with your Mexican people, say that and they’ll understand. Simply I think what he said was out of place and out of contextI could also see what he was trying to say or mean by that.”
Moreno left the octagon amidst the security of the Jeunesse Arena to prevent any of the objects thrown at him from hitting him, although he did not go any further and arrived clean in the dressing room.
The response of the UFC champion
Asked about it by UFC commentator Daniel Cormier, Moreno assured that he tried to be respectful at all timesin addition to stressing that It was a popular expression in Mexicowhere the adjective “dogs” is not usually frowned upon.
“I was just happy, laughing, I danced a bit after the fight, maybe that’s why they started to get angry. I dont know. I do not care. I just win. I did everything right. I was very respectful at all timesI tried to do my best to make all the Brazilian fans feel comfortable with me, so I’m perfect right now. I feel comfortable with it“, said.