Renato Moicano produced in the octagon — and then with the microphone in hand — as he delivered an all-time post-fight speech after his first-round submission of Brad Riddell.
The New Zealand-born Riddell, who was also submitted in swift fashion by Jalin Turner in his last fight, unfortunately found himself in a similar situation early on Sunday.
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The City Kickboxing product was soon dripping in blood after some sharp striking from Moicano, who capitalised almost immediately with a near-naked choke to finish the fight.
It was already quite the statement from Moicano, who was coming off a loss to former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 272.
But if Moicano had not made enough of an impression with his work inside the octagon, he then used his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan to make sure he was not quickly forgotten.
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“F***ing Joe Rogan, what’s up…” he started.
“Yo, where we at? I thought we were in New York. New York is f***ing awesome. Let’s f***ing go!
“Joe Rogan, I want to make the question for you man, you’re the smartest person on the earth, bro. I want your focus every f***ing day. Joe Rogan, 28 days, you’re gonna get nine b***es.
“Joe Rogan, I don’t know if you know me, but I was ranked no. 5 at featherweight, I was the best featherweight on the planet. I lost to my idol Jose Aldo, it was bad for my career, I learned from my mistakes, and now I’m here to f***ing take over.”
Far from finished, Moicano then brought up his fight against Chan Sung Jung back in 2019, which he took on four days notice after “f***ing drinking beer in the streets in Brazil”.
“I’m here to take over all these motherf***ers. I’m here to take over. Make no mistake,” he added.
“I lost only to the best. But today I’m the f***ing best. Let’s go New York! Make some f***ing noise!”
He added: “Moicano doesn’t give a s**t. I can beat these guys on strike, I can’t beat these guys on wrestling.”
“I have to be on the f***ing rankings man. This is disrespect. I took a five-round fight on four days notice. I was f***ing drinking beer in the streets in Brazil. And they called me, and I come here. I travelled 24 hours.
“Motherf***ers respect me. I want the f***ing bonus. Maicano wants MONEY!”