After no-contest, Darren Stewart advises colleagues to ‘think very strongly’ before facing Brazilians in Brazil

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After what then seemed like a victorious octagon debut, UFC Fight Night 100’s Darren Stewart said he wasn’t worried about having his TKO win over Francimar Barroso overturned due to a headbutt.

It turned out that Stewart (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) did have cause for concern, as The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) opted to reverse the outcome of the night’s opening scrap into a no-contest after Barroso (18-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) formally appealed (details of the decision can be found here).

Later that day, Stewart used his Instagram account to voice his frustration with the decision, saying the situation “stinks” and advising fellow fighters to think “very strongly” before accepting to face a Brazilian fighter in Brazil.

The English fighter, who missed his son’s second birthday in order to make the trip to Sao Paulo, also took the opportunity to call for a rematch on March 18 – when the UFC is set to return to The O2  in his hometown of London.

“To say I’m disappionted is an understatement,” Stewart posted on Instagram. “I travelled to Brazil missed my sons 2nd birthday missed a holiday I paid for with my fiance & son to show up and compete in Brazil. The entire situation stinks I put a lot of time and money into this fight won the fight and his mates at the Brazilian MMA commission overturned the decision. Fighting a Brazilian in Brazil is something that every fighter should think very strongly about had I lost and made an appeal to the Brazil commission I doubt it would be overturned because I’m not from Brazil. Let’s get the rematch on for London March 18th if they refuse the rematch it just stinks more.”

See Stewart’s full post below:

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The light heavyweight bout opened up the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 100 event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of the rest of the card on FS1.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 100, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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