Andrea Lee’s Corner Faces Massive Backlash From UFC World for “They’re Dirty F*cking Brazilians, They’re Going to F*cking Cheat” Comments

Published 05/14/2022, 10:31 PM EDT

UFC Vegas 54 saw a crazy start to the prelims fight between women’s flyweights, Andrea Lee and Viviane Araujo. However, it was the corner work of Andrea Lee’s team that had the UFC world shocked.

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In the first round, Andrea Lee got an incredible combo that sat down Viviane Araujo on the mat. However, the firework of a round saw Araujo come back, keeping her composure and sticking to the basics. Subsequently, Araujo tagged Lee as well. At the end of the first round, both fighters were looking at a tough two rounds ahead.

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However, in Lee’s corner, coach Tony Kelly appeared to say, “That’s what they’re going to do, they’re dirty f*cking Brazilians, they’re going to f*cking cheat like that.”

This saw massive criticism from MMA media members, UFC fans, and fighters and took the attention away from the actual fight.

UFC world unhappy with Andrea Lee’s corner work

Fight fans, including fighters and media members, took to Twitter to criticize the outrageous corner work at UFC Vegas 54 prelims fight. Gilbert Burns even insinuated that Adrian Yanez will have a say about this in his next bout.

“My guy @yanezmma get a finish on your next fight and I will send you an extra money  #UFCVegas54,” wrote Burns.

Anyhow, Araujo’s performance and toughness proved why she’s ranked in the top 10 of the UFC women’s flyweight division.

Will Viviane Araujo fight Valentina Shevchenko next?

The number 8 ranked flyweight, Araujo, stacked another win in the division where a few solid wins could get fighters a ticket to fight ‘Bullet‘ Shevchenko.

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 08: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan celebrates her KO victory over Jessica Eye in their women’s flyweight championship bout during the UFC 238 event at the United Center on June 8, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, since Araujo was coming off a recent loss to Katlyn Chookagian, it’s tough to imagine the former getting a title shot. Chiefly, when Chookagian fought on the same card and earned a victory herself.

Thus, Araujo would need more wins to get to ‘Bullet’ and her chance to become the Flyweight queen.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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