Ponzinibbio went on to fight Neil Magny in his home country of Argentina, scoring yet another highlight-reel knockout and adding a seventh win to his current streak. Dos Anjos, in turn, went on to drop a unanimous decision to top contender Kamaru Usman, thus entering the first losing skid of his run as a UFC welterweight.
The different outcomes of their matches, however, apparently didn’t dim Ponzinibbio’s desire to fight the former lightweight champ. And, though it took him a little bit to answer to Ponzinibbio’s most recent call-out, it would seem “RDA” is down this time around.
As you may have noticed, what also didn’t change was the less-than-friendly tone of their interaction. In a back-and-forth that ensued in both Portuguese and English, Dos Anjos was repeatedly referred to as “diva” by Ponzinibbio, who clapped back at the ex-champ’s drunkard remarks by saying he’d beat him even drunk.
Dos Anjos (28-10 MMA, 17-8 UFC), in turn, referred to Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) as “lady” and said the Argentinian fighter was going to take a beating so that he’d learn to stop being a big mouth.
Amid the mutual jabs, and with the help of fans, the welterweights also discussed locations. After a Twitter user suggested Curitiba, which is reportedly being targeted to host an event in May, Ponzinibbio said he liked the idea of fighting in Brazil – to which “RDA” replied that “it could even be at UFC Fortaleza in three weeks.”
Ponzinibbio, who’s currently ranked No. 10 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings didn’t oppose the idea, but ultimately left the choice of time and place – Brazil, Las Vegas, Miami – to the No. 8 ranked ex-champ.
We’ll see if the two are able to take their online conflict into the cage. But, with a 170-pound title fight already booked, and two free and willing top welterweights available, it’s hard to see many obstacles.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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