Gilbert Burns has reacted to derogatory remakes passed during the fight between Viviane Araujo and Andrea Lee. Viviane Araujo vs Andrea Lee was the featured fight on the Prelims Card at UFC Vegas 54 and it has stirred a controversy on social media.
UFC Vegas 54 featured former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz going against Austrian fighter Aleksandar Rakic. However, a different fight is a topic of discussion among combat fans across the world.
Viviane Araujo and Lee fought each other in the Prelims card of UFC Vegas 54. The fight was a three-round flyweight contest that ended with Araujo winning a unanimous decision. However, between rounds, Lee’s corner was caught making derogatory comments about Viviane Araujo and her country, Brazil.
UFC fighter Tony Kelley was the cornerman of Lee and he was heard making racist comments about Viviane. Tony said: “That’s what they’re gonna do, they’re dirty f—king Brazilians. They’re gonna f—king cheat like that. Guess what? We came to f—k somebody up.”
Tony Kelley competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC and has a professional record of 8 wins and 2 losses and is booked to fight against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Adrian Yanez on June 18 at UFC Fight Night.
“That’s what they’re going to do”- Cris Cyborg and Gilbert Burns react to racist comments by Andrea Lee’s corner
After Tony Kelley’s video went viral on social media, it attracted some negative attention from several fighters. The fight fans and many fighters have criticized Tony for his derogatory comments and have expressed their displeasure.
Brazilian MMA fighter Cris Cyborg reacted to the video and congratulated Viviane Araujo for her victory against Lee. Cris tweeted: “That’s what they’re going to do…Congratulations @ViviAraujoMMA obrigado por calar essa boca do treinador gringo @canalcombate.”
UFC welterweight fighter Gilbert Burns has also expressed his Vexation about the incident. Gilbert burns have recommended Andrea’s corner to work on things, and it seems the fighter is not happy about the racist comments by Tony Kelley. Gilbert burns tweeted: ” I don’t like to talk bad abt corners, not an easy job, but Lee corner need a lot study to do.”