Randy Brown came out with the win at UFC Vegas 39 on Saturday.
Starring in the co-main event opposite Jared Gooden, Brown (14-4) picked up a unanimous decision victory in what turned out to be a catchweight fight.
Ahead of the would-be welterweight scrap, Brown had spoken out about his opponent’s flub at the scales, suggesting a 20% fine wasn’t enough for fighters missing weight. Following the win, Brown expanded on just why he was upset with Gooden, but clarified that there was no chance of him ever declining the fight.
Dude misses weigh by 4 1/2 lbs lol. ok i get 20 % from purse, but the issue is homie only got 3 fights in the UFC. He's prob making like 15grand. So i get 20% of That in exchange for a weight advantage smh. Gotta start hitting these dudes for like 50% #unapologeticallyoverweight
— Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) October 8, 2021
“He didn’t make weight. I was a little upset about that, I’m not gonna lie,” Brown said backstage at the UFC Apex. “And not the fact that he didn’t make weight, it was the way after— he swole up on me at the weigh-ins.”
“If I didn’t make weight, I’m more apologetic, I’m going to be like ‘yo, my bad, I f*cked up, I over-anticipated’ or something,” continued Brown. “But I saw the dude walking around, before we got on the shuttle to get here. I saw him outside the bus, meanwhile I’m on the bus starving. I document my weight cuts, my weight cuts are not easy. That’s why I took offense to it.”
It was more Gooden’s actions, trying to cut an imposing figure during their face-off, that bothered Brown, rather than the miss itself. “‘Bro, you didn’t even say anything, you’re just trying to swell up like you’re tough. I took that personal.”
The feud, such as it was, has been put to rest, however. Gooden explained to Brown in the cage following the fight that he’d made weight earlier, got a little over-confident, and messed up. “It’s squashed in the fight. It’s just fight sh*t,” Brown finished.