“We Have Unfinished Business”- Cody Garbrandt Calls Out Petr Yan After Banter On Twitter

Published 07/13/2020, 1:14 AM EDT


Former UFC Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt took to Twitter and was involved in a war of words with Petr Yan. The two 135-pounders have exchanged verbals barbs back and forth on social media following UFC 251 which saw Yan compete. Not to mention this incident is yet another addition in the recurring case of animosity being generated.

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‘No Mercy’ Yan won the undisputed UFC Bantamweight strap against Jose Aldo in the inaugural event at Fight Island. The fight was largely competitive until the 4 round where it appeared that the ‘King of Rio’ might pull ahead. Chiefly, It was not to be, as Petr Yan would earn the 5 round TKO after launching a successful comeback.

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Cody Garbrandt x Petr Yan: War of words

The two high-level 135-pound fighters are not the kind to shy away from engaging in conflict over social media. Chiefly, they are extremely active in that department oftentimes instigating a heated back and forth with fighters. In light of these events, comments made following UFC 251 should come as no surprise to fight fans.

Garbrandt had ‘No Love’ for the newly crowned champion in Petr Yan as he expressed his views on the fight. The Russian was quick to fire back as he brought into question the division two wrestlers durability. Garbrandt has been on the receiving end of vicious KO’s in recent career bouts.

The perennial opportunist in Cody Garbrandt was swift in his retort as he went on to call out the newly crowned king. The division is home to a lethal shark-tank of contenders who have been chomping at the bit for gold.

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The two fighters have a storied history as they had an unpleasant run-in following UFC 245. Petr Yan was victorious in his effort against Cody’s teammate in Urijah Faber, which has sown the seeds of resentment.

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Moreover, public feuds and altercations have proven to be a crucial element in booking a title fight A memorable call-out is perhaps the separating factor for ‘No Love’ given the current landscape of fight promotion.

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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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