UFC Vegas 54 delivered a lot of drama – mostly thanks to Andrea Lee’s bad habit of picking spicy romantic partners.
Lee is currently in a romantic relationship with fellow mixed martial artist Tony Kelley. Kelley was caught saying the following while cornering her:
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During her bout with Viviane Araujo, her corner was caught delivering the following lines.
“That’s what they’re going to do – they’re dirty f*cking Brazilians,” Kelley told Lee. “They’re going to f*cking cheat like that.”
MMA professionals and the community proceeded to roast him about his racially charged commentary.
In the fall out from the backlash, Kelley published the following:
“Cancel Culture is real. What I said was real and in the heat of battle, and in no way had any type of racist connotations meant…but if that’s the way you take it, idgaf. So many people quick to say racist..that s**ts getting so old. My reference was to a dirty eye poke.”