The idea of Ukrainian light heavyweight Igor Poteri to celebrate with a dance an early victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Hua in his farewell fight outraged not only the Brazilian fans who were present at the UFC 283 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, but also the fighters of the strongest league in the world.
Belal Muhammad: “Ok now I hate this guy”
Tanner Boser: “You shouldn’t do stupid dances when you defeat a legend like Shogun in his farewell match, you stupid sack of shit. Igor’s interview will single-handedly make people root for Russia.”
Stephen Thompson: “I’m definitely not a fan of this kind of disrespectful ‘celebration’, even if it was done in the heat of the moment. Hua is a legend that deserves only respect!”
Supported UFC fighters and fans of the organization:
“That’s all, no more money for Ukraine”
“This is his 15 seconds of fame. Don’t worry, he’ll be knocked out very soon.”
“This guy who won is very strange”
“To celebrate a victory in a silent hall in this way is a so-so idea”
“Where is your upbringing, boy? You beat up a veteran in his home country. Bow to him like Uriah Hall Anderson”
“Now I will root against this guy in all his fights”
“Did he have to do the Fortnite dance on Shogun in his farewell match? Yeah…”
The light heavyweight fight between Shogun and Poterey ended at 4:05 of the first round with a victory for the Ukrainian by technical knockout. Even before the fight, the 41-year-old Brazilian said that this fight would be the last in his professional career.
26-year-old Igor Loss made an unsuccessful debut in the UFC in July last year, losing by TKO in the second round to Nikolai Negumerian.