LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Well, that wasn’t nice.
Dan Argueta thought he picked up a first-round submission over Ronnie Lawrence at UFC Vegas 75 last night (Sat., June 17, 2023) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada; however, after a video review, the fight was ruled a dreaded “No Contest” because referee, Keith Peterson, made a fight-altering mistake (watch highlights).
Unsurprisingly, Argueta was severely disappointed — he looked very dominant up until the botched call. During his post-fight interview with the media, Argueta revealed what Lawrence told him after the fight ... and it wasn’t pleasant.
“He walked straight up to me and said, ‘F—k you, man.’ I just laughed right away,” Argueta told reporters. “I’m like, yo, either way, you were gonna go to sleep. If you weren’t going to tap, you’re going to bed. I was finishing that choke.... I don’t think Ronnie understood the level of grappling and wrestling that I bring to the table.”
Argueta later clarified that he didn’t think Lawrence’s response was out of anger.
“I think it was more like [he was reacting because it was a crazy moment] because it was before the no contest happened,” Argueta said. “It wasn’t out of anger. Me and Ronnie have been following each other on social media for years now. He’s a nice dude, you know, has a nice family. Great guy. Tonight was supposed to be my night.”
“The Determined” is now 1-1-1 in UFC following his fight at UFC Vegas 75. As for what is next, he wants a rematch with Lawrence.
For complete UFC Vegas 75 results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.