‘I Have a Daughter’- Tim Elliott Reveals Mid Fight Trash Talk Between Him and Jordan Espinosa

Published 03/06/2021, 9:54 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Tim Elliott punches Jordan Espinosa in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The card at UFC 259 has a few exciting flyweight matchups. Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa was one such fight. The two men were the featured bout on the early prelims card as they faced off in one of the most exciting divisions in the UFC.

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Leading up to the fight, there was a bit of animosity between both men. Although the situation never spun out of control, it was obvious to fight fans that the two men would give it their all to hurt the person standing in front of them. 

Going into the fight, Espinosa was unranked in the flyweight division whereas, Elliott was ranked at 12. The win tonight will help Elliott, who engaged in trash-talking during the fight, to break into the top 10 at flyweight. 

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Read: UFC 259 results: Third straight loss could mean retirement for Joseph Benavidez

Tim Elliott reveals the reason for a strong dislike of Jordan Espinosa 

In the post-fight interview, a reporter asked Tim about the heated exchange that took place mid-fight.

Elliott replied, “Man, I didn’t say that for anybody else to hear. Cause I don’t know the whole story. I was messaged on Facebook….. A long message with some pictures and some Snapchat back and forth between Jordan Espinosa and another girl. Pictures of her with choke marks on her neck….” 

Tim continued, “That was supposed to be between him and I. I didn’t know the camera was going to pick up on it. But it was kinda disturbing the whole thing. I have a daughter. This was the only fight that I’ve had out of all of my fights that was personal. It was hard for me to maintain my cool. It was hard for me to keep my cardio in check because of it.”

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Elliott put on an excellent display against Espinosa. He was in control throughout the fight and impressed with his striking. Over the course of the fight, he landed an impressive 91 total strikes with a mind-boggling accuracy of 76%. 

He also landed 25 significant strikes with an accuracy of 57%. With a dominant win like that, Elliott will surely face someone in the top 10 next after extending his win streak to 2-0. If he is able to string together a few more wins, it won’t be long before he fights for the title. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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