Some of that might’ve had to do with Trujillo’s pre-fight remarks. In the days before the bout, Trujillo (15-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) predicted a quick, easy win over Makdessi (15-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC), who Trujillo described as having a “little fragile face.”
But after three fairly competitive, if somewhat slow-paced rounds, Makdessi seemed to have gotten the better of the action. As he moved in to embrace Trujillo immediately after the final horn, Trujillo seemed more interested in doing the traditional post-fight, hands-up cage walk, a sort of final plea to the judges and fans.
This was something Makdessi did not appreciate.
Though Trujillo seemed perfectly willing to shake his hand when Makdessi insisted upon it, Makdessi still had to be pulled away as he shouted at Trujillo to show “some respect.”
“This is martial arts!” Makdessi could be heard yelling on the broadcast.
One cogent analysis of the heated moment came from UFC commentator and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
“You just had 15 minutes to do all that,” said Cormier.
Once again, the champ has a point.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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