At UFC Vegas 80, Bobby Green secured an impressive victory. He delivered a jaw-dropping knockout against promising lightweight contender Grant Dawson, in just 33 seconds.
This monumental win propelled Green to the 13th spot in the rankings, riding a wave of momentum as he eyes another bout before the close of 2023.
Post-victory, Bobby Green paid homage to WWE legend Triple H. He celebrated by flexing his arms and spitting water into the air during Bruce Buffer’s official announcement.
However, UFC referee Keith Peterson found himself caught in the crossfire and looked visibly less than pleased.
In a candid discussion on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Bobby Green addressed Peterson’s reaction and suggested that the seasoned referee owed him one.
He said: “I don’t care, Keith owes me. Me and Keith, when I saw him in the back and we ran into each other, he was like the bad luck charm supposedly. He was saying like ‘argh I know, I know you don’t want me here’ and I’m like bro, I don’t give a f*ck.”
“You don’t really got sh*t to do in my fights, it’s just like stupid sh*t happens, I don’t give a f*ck. Just do your job, I don’t give a f*ck, do you bro I respect you. I just kept it cool with him.”
“It’s just stupid sh*t happens and we keep moving on. I don’t want you to think I hate you and I hope you don’t hate me”
This isn’t the first encounter between Keith Peterson and Bobby Green. In April, Peterson officiated a match between Green and Jared Gordon.
Green seemingly secured a first-round knockout, but the result swiftly turned into a no-contest after instant replay revealed an accidental clash of heads initiating the fight-ending sequence.
Bobby Green’s frustration was palpable during the press conference after the bout. He stated: “F*ck it, we’re going to let some feelings out today. F*ck this, f*ck this, and f*ck this. I get it, I get it, we f*cking clashed heads.”
“I was trying to go for an elbow and he kind of dipped his head and we kind of clashed, but he was still f*cking moving. He was trying to put me into a f*cking triangle. I fought the triangle sh*t off and he was still moving fine.”
“And that after, when I busted his a*s, then he was f*cked up. He was still straight [before that]. And they want to try to slide me out of my money — that’s what I’m mad about. I need my money, bro. I need my money.”