The Brazilian crowd was not happy last night (Sat., Jan. 21, 2023) inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brandon Moreno recaptured UFC’s Flyweight crown in UFC 283’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event via doctor’s stoppage, closing Deiveson Figueiredo’s eye with a controversial punch (watch highlights).
After Moreno’s win, the entire arena was filled with loud boos ... and his in-cage interview was almost inaudible. The crowd did not stop there, either. Moreno was rushed from the cage with security because the crowd started throwing their drinks at Mexico’s new champion.
So foul throwing shit at him when he literally did nothing wrong. pic.twitter.com/tEpJ1FXubc— MartialMind (@MartialMind1) January 22, 2023
It is always a horrible thing when the crowd reacts like that because of the potential danger. The last time it happened was UFC Fight Night: “Rodriguez vs. Stephens” in Mexico City (watch it).
During the UFC 283 post-fight press conference (watch it here), Moreno believed the Brazilian crowd became hostile because they thought he poked Figueiredo in the eye (video evidence later showed there was no eye poke).
Be better, Brazil. Be better.
For complete UFC 283 results and coverage click here.