Toward the tip of the 2nd spherical of their flyweight fight on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Elliott smothered Espinosa alongside with his elbow and arm from top yelp. At that point, Elliott began talking to his opponent. Their dialog was once picked up by cageside microphones for viewers to hear on the published.
“I heard you choked a girl in 2018. Are you a girl beater?” Elliott stated.
“You don’t know your total story,” Espinosa responded.
“I do know satisfactory,” Elliott stated.
Espinosa ended the exchange by telling Elliott, “You don’t know sh*t” prior to the horn sounded.
He was once calling him a girl beater 😬 pic.twitter.com/UCgYs2Dv11
— Lo (@LouBerryB) March 7, 2021
In his put up-fight news conference, Elliott – who received by unanimous resolution – explained he’d obtained a message on Fb that contained footage of a girl “with choke marks on her neck” allegedly induced by Espinosa. Elliott didn’t brand who despatched him the message.
In response, Espinosa’s manager, Bryan Bog down of SuckerPunch Ent., issued a assertion to MMA Junkie denouncing Elliott’s actions.
“We might perhaps perhaps perhaps perhaps no longer be commenting on Tim Elliott’s accusations,” Bog down stated. “It’s totally miserable that an athlete who has no information of the topic is given a platform to recklessly slander one more athlete without a credible information assorted than a (Fb) message. It objects a unpleasant precedent allowing this kind of habits to make headlines. Words topic.”
For his share, Elliott stated it was once no longer his intention for the realm to hear his dialog with Espinosa, whom he old to train with at Glory MMA and Fitness in Lee’s Summit, Mo., shut to Kansas City.
“I didn’t assert that for any one else to hear, due to I don’t know your total story,” Elliott stated. “… It wasn’t something I wished your total world to hear. That was once supposed to be between he and I.”