HILARIOUS: When a UFC Cutman Was Shocked at the Treatment of a Fighter

Published 07/20/2020, 8:52 AM EDT

UFC Fight Night: Montevideo was memorable for a host of different reasons, not the least of who was Brad Tate. He is a cut man for the UFC who was caught on tape reacting to an occurrence in hilarious fashion. Not to mention, the instance that took place in August 2019 still lives on as a memorable throwback.

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While walking out for a scheduled Strawweight bout against Tecia Torres, Marina Rodriguez entered the cage in dramatic fashion. His coach Marcio Marko would go onto slap his fighters square on the face before the scrap. Moreover, it’s safe to assume that Cutman Brad Tate wasn’t well versed in this unique preparation style (via Spinnin Backfist).

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UFC Montevideo: A look back

Brad Tate is a familiar face to hardcore MMA fans given his history and involvement in yet another viral moment. Former UFC Welterweight and TUF coach Josh Koscheck famously attacked Tate during the filming of the show. The iconic moment in TUF history occurred due to Tate insulting and instigating the coach.

This moment is arguably a standout during the history of the show’s run, given its bizarre nature. Additionally, MMA fans just couldn’t get enough of the fact that Brad Tate was involved in both the aforementioned viral moments. It is a remarkable feat to generate such hype in a season starring Georges St-Pierre.

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Marina Rodriguez picked up the unanimous decision victory over Tecia Torres in a fairly one-sided performance. The 12-0-2 fighter has managed to curate an impressive catalog of victories which helps her stand out in the weight class.

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Since her fight against Tecia Torres,  the Brazilian fighter has fought one more time against Cynthia Calvillo. The bout ended in a draw, with MMA fans split as to the rightful winner. She prepares to square off against Carla Esparza at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi on July 25.

‘The Tiny Tornado’ Tecia Torres is back in the win column following her bout against Rodriguez. The 11-5 professional will be keen to return to winning ways and build upon a streak in the division.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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