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UFC Austin’s Arman Tsarukyan delighted with Bobby Green knockout: ‘I was super happy when his head was bumping on the canvas’

Arman Tsarukyan was happy with the result of UFC Austin’s ultra-violent co-main event last night (Sat., Dec. 2, 2023).

Super, super happy, actually.

That’s because Tsarukyan scored UFC main event redemption, sleeping No. 4-ranked Lightweight, Beneil Dariush, in just 64 seconds with a crushing right hand followed by nasty ground-and-pound from inside Moody Center in Austin, Texas (watch highlights). With the big win, “Akhalkalakets” should enter the Top 5 when the 155-pound rankings are released later this week.

However, while Tsarukyan was warming up for his main event showdown, he had his eyes trained on the co-main event between Jalin Turner vs. Bobby Green because of some extracurricular fight week activities that took place during fight week (read all about it here and here).

Tsarukyan was overjoyed with the result of the short notice fight, with Green getting knocked out ... bad.

“I was super, super happy when his head was bumping on the canvas,” Tsarukyan told the media during UFC Austin’s post-fight press conference (watch here).

The 27-year-old explained his side of the story of what happened with Green at the fighter hotel just a few days ago.

“He was talking s—t about me,” Tsarukyan explained. “I just came and asked him, ‘Bro, like, don’t talk s—t about me because where I’m from you can’t just talk, you have to answer your words.

“So, that’s what I just wanted to tell him, don’t talk s—t about me because if you’re going to talk s—t, we’ve got to meet and talk,” Tsarukyan continued. “So, he pushed me, and I pushed him. That’s it. Done. And hopefully, I’m not gonna see him again in my life.”

With a potential Green vs. Tsarukyan matchup off the table now — both fighters are headed in completely different directions career-wise — the drama appears to be over.

Tsarukyan is riding a three-fight win streak and is on the cusp of a No. 1 contender eliminator match ... or even a title fight.

Justin Gaethje, perhaps?

For complete UFC Austin results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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