In a recent UFC bantamweight clash at UFC FN 223, Chris Gutierrez found himself entangled in a humorous exchange with a vocal fan after an eye-poking incident by Song Yadong.
The UFC spectacle unfolded on December 9 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, treating fans to an array of thrilling matches. The headline event featured a bantamweight showdown between emerging talent Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez.
The contest, although dominated by Yadong, showcased his striking prowess and ground control, leading to a unanimous victory. However, Gutierrez’s performance not only marked a return to the win column but also sparked disappointment among many fans.
During the match, Gutierrez voiced numerous complaints against Yadong, accusing him of infractions like glove-holding and an eye poke. Fans, including those in attendance at UFC Apex, were not shy in expressing their discontent.
The banter reached a crescendo in the third round when Yadong accidentally eye-poked Gutierrez, prompting a pause in the action. Seizing the moment, a fan shouted, “How do you like that?”
Clearly irked, Gutierrez fired back with a spirited, “F**k you whoever said that!” The fan bravely owned up, leading to a lively back-and-forth. Gutierrez, undeterred, continued the banter during the eye-poke replay, challenging the fan to step into the octagon, culminating in a colorful exchange of words.
Referee Herb Dean intervened, instructing Gutierrez to refocus on the match. The humorous interaction quickly spread across social media, with fans sharing the entertaining episode.
Chris Gutierrez gets heckled by fan after being eyepoked by Song Yadong 😳 pic.twitter.com/oHA64RCiGh
— Best MMA Moments (@XcellentMMA) December 10, 2023
While Gutierrez faced criticism for his performance, Song Yadong’s dominant display earned him newfound supporters. The 26-year-old Chinese fighter even issued a challenge to former champion Petr Yan for his next bout, setting the stage for an eagerly anticipated matchup.
The banter between Chris Gutierrez and the vocal fan added an amusing element to UFC FN 223, showcasing the unpredictable and entertaining nature of mixed martial arts.