Cody Durden may be finding out what it feels like to be cancelled after his recent comments.
The UFC fighter picked up the biggest win of his career, and immediately made it a footnight by making it a controversial one with what came out of his mouth about his opponent.
The flyweight defeated Qileng Aori by unanimous decision at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 43, notching his first career UFC win after three fights. Things got awkward in a post-fight interview with commentator Daniel Cormier.
Durden: “I knew he was going to be tough, but I had to send him back to China where he came from.”
(Awkward silence and stunned crowd reactions)
Cormier: “My man, congratulations. Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Cody Durden!”
His comments garnered immediate backlash form Durden’s fellow fighters, who saw the “send him back to China” line as a clearly racist statement about a Chinese fighter.
Durden later took to Twitter and offered a terrible apology on the matter, as he claimed that Aori had been disrespectful and that he really meant to say his opponent could go home.