Cody Durden wins first UFC fight, criticized for racist post-fight comments

Before his recent entry to the octagon, UFC newcomer Cody Durden was winless with a loss and a draw under his belt. This win would mean a great start to many more, or so he thought.

On Saturday at UFC Vegas 43, Cody Durden beats Qileng Aori by unanimous decision during the preliminary cards. This would be Durden’s first-ever win in the Octagon, supposedly a very monumental event for any aspiring UFC champion.

During his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier, he makes a racist remark that sparks controversy and hate among other fighters and fans.

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

The arena is filled with boos and you can feel the hate towards Durden even days after the event. You can learn more about this controversial moment in the video below:

Ariston Palacios

Ariston is a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor under Carpe Diem BJJ. He is also a Coach at two UFC Gyms in his home country. Discovering BJJ at the age of 18, his passion for the sport usually ends up with most of his time doing all things BJJ related from training, teaching and writing articles. On occasion, you can catch a glimpse of him at a local competition to test his mettle, but you will usually see him sharing his knowledge and passion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to clients of all ages wherever a mat can be found.