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Twitter reacts to Cody Durden’s racist comment at UFC Vegas 43

UFC Fight Night: Durden v Aoriqileng Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Cody Durden may have won his flyweight bout against Chinese fighter Qileng Aori earlier today (Sat., Nov. 20, 2021) at UFC Vegas 43 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the Georgia native lost a ton of fans in the process.

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The fight itself was a true slugfest featuring two fighters trying to capture their first Octagon win. Durden pulled out to an early lead with his wrestling before tiring and allowing Qileng to land some big shots on the feet. In the third and deciding round, Durden was able to take the fight back down to the ground to lock up the unanimous decision win.

Durden’s performance was all well and good, but it was his post-fight comment that has everyone calling for his head.

“I had to send him back to China where he came from,” Durden blurted out during his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. The remark came out of left field and forced Cormier to cut off the interview and simply walk away.

Following the incident, Twitter went into a frenzy over Durden’s comment and rightfully so. Check out some of the reaction below:

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