Sunday MMA Quick Hits: Tsarukyan “Super Happy” to See Green KO’d, Green Gives Update

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Arman Tsarukyan, UFC 240 Official Weigh-in Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Arman Tsarukyan addressed his confrontation with Bobby Green following UFC Austin, and reveled in Green taking damage. Green, meanwhile, gave an update following a rough loss to Jalin Turner. That and more in your Sunday MMA Quick Hits for December 3, 2023!

Arman Tsarukyan addresses Green confrontation, “super, super happy” to see Bobby KO’d

Arman Tsarukyan and Bobby Green, two lightweights fighting different opponents at UFC Austin, had a pair of encounters at the host hotel in Austin, TX this week. The first saw Tsarukyan and his entourage corner Green, apparently taking him by the throat. The second saw Green out for revenge, sparking a melee involving numerous parties.

Their nights had very different endings at UFC Austin, with Green knocked out by Jalin Turner — a late, terrible stoppage by the ref, who failed to act as Green’s head bounced off the canvas. Tsarukyan, for his part, took barely a minute to knock out Beneil Dariush.

After the event, Arman Tsarukyan opened up about the incident — and expressed joy at seeing Green hurt.

“He was talking sh*t about me, I just came and asked him, ‘bro don’t talk sh*t about me.’ Because where I’m from, you can’t just talk. You’ve got to answer [for] your words. So that’s why I just wanted to tell him, ‘don’t talk sh*t about me.’ Because if you talk sh*t, we’ve got to meet and talk.”

“So he pushed me and I pushed him and that’s it, done. Hopefully I’m not going to see him again in my life. I was super, super happy when his head was bouncing on the canvas.”

Bobby Green posts update following loss

It was scary to watch, seeing ref Kerry Hatley rest on his laurels, doing nothing as Jalin Turner bounced Bobby Green’s head off the canvas, repeatedly, in the UFC Austin co-main event. If felt not unlike Green owing Hatley money, or trying to get with his mom. Completely unnecessary damage was inflicted on Green, to no fault of Jalin Turner, who was just doing his job.

Kerry Hatley was not doing his. Luckily, Green is okay, taking to social media later in the night to address his fans. “You win some, you lose some,” stated Green in a video clip. “I just want to show people that you’ve got to keep your G when you win, and you’ve got to keep your G when you lose.”

Green then gave a shout out to opponent Turner. “You did your thing, brother. I’m so happy for you.”

We’re happy to see Green is holding up well following the loss.

Christine Ferea beats Bec Rawlings, Wants Cris Cyborg

BKFC women’s flyweight champ Christine Ferea picked up a unanimous decision win over Bec Rawlings at BKFC 56, retaining her title in Salt Lake City.

“She’s tougher than anybody I’ve ever faced,” Ferea said following the fight. It’s her second win over Rawlings, after the pair’s first fight ended early due to a doctor’s stoppage.

After the dust had settled, Ferea called out Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champ Cris Cybog. How that fight could possibly happen is a puzzle: Cyborg cannot make 125 and nearly killed herself just getting to 140lb catchweights.

Still, Ferea wants the fight. “I definitely want Cris Cyborg, I think I would mop her up in here,” she stated. “This is my house.”

Cyborg has a pro boxing match scheduled for early 2024. She remains champ in Bellator, which was recently purchased by the PFL, but will remain a separate entity for the time being.

Carlos Vera joins UFC Vegas 83

Just a day ago, we posted an interview with Carlos Vera ahead of his CFFC 128 fight later this month.

He won’t be making it to the cage after all. Not the CFFC cage anyway. As we previously reported, he’s joined next weekend’s UFC Vegas 83, where he’ll take on Daniel Marcos in a short-notice catchweight fight.

Still, here’s our interview with Vera, where he discusses his time on The Ultimate Fighter 31, among other topics.