Cody Durden issues statement after post-fight comments at UFC Vegas 43 spawn accusations of racism

Cody Durden
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Cody Durden improved his overall record to 12-3-1 at today’s UFC Vegas 43 event, but it was his post-fight comments that made headlines.

Durden (12-3-1 MMA) squared off with Qileng Aori (18-9 MMA) in a flyweight contest on today’s preliminary fight card. The result was a unanimous decision win for the 30-year-old American, who earned 29-28 scorecards from all three judges in attendance.

Immediately following the win Cody Durden spoke with UFC commentator Daniel Cormier where he offered the following remarks.

“I knew he was going to be tough but I had to send him back to China, where he came from.” – Durden said.

Those controversial comments drew a ton of scrutiny from fellow fighters, as well as fight fans, on social media.

After being scolded by a number of his peers on Twitter, Cody Durden attempted to explains his post-fight remarks while releasing the following apology.

Listen, the guy was disrespectful, and wouldn’t shake my hand at the weigh ins. After beating him, I simply meant he could go home wherever that may have been. I apologize if I offended anyone, that certainly was not my intention!! I love you all! See you at the top.”

Cody Durden has gone 1-1-1 since joining the UFC ranks in August of 2020. The southpaw has earned ten of his twelve career wins by way of stoppage (5 knockouts and 5 submissions).

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