Miranda Maverick emerged victorious over Priscila Cachoeira in the flyweight battle during UFC 291 in Salt Lake City. However, she expressed dissatisfaction with some purported in-ring actions by the Brazilian fighter.
Speaking to MMA Hook, Maverick admitted she entered the fight with caution due to Cachoeira’s questionable moments in her previous bouts. She accused Cachoeira of trying to grab the fence and nearly causing a wardrobe malfunction.
In a response via text to MMA Hook, Cachoeira revealed that she initially intended to ignore these comments but chose to disclose direct messages she sent to Maverick on Instagram.
Cachoeira, expressing her disappointment in Portuguese, wrote, “It is really disheartening to read all this. You are an excellent warrior and understand the effort it takes to step into the ring. You brilliantly executed your strategy and deserved your win, well done Miranda. We had a chat post-match at the hotel, but your attempts to smear my reputation by accusing me of actions you know I never intended is unfair. I even asked the referee to help free my hand because it got stuck in your top. My aim was never to use dirty tactics against you.
“You once had my respect, but I’m deeply hurt by your lack of humility and your failure to acknowledge a genuine warrior who struggles to be where she is. I have a son who relies on me, my mother depends on me, and I fight to support a family that has its roots in poverty. Do not make false allegations just for media attention. Be humble and truthful, and that will take you to the championship. I’m rooting for you. Wishing you success.
“I’m not planning to respond to media inquiries seeking my reaction, the truth of the matter is known to you and me, and that suffices for me. Take care. You have the potential to become a champion, stay resilient.”
She mentioned that Maverick had replied to her Instagram messages, wishing her family well and blessing her with success.
The loss brought Cachoeira’s professional fighting record to 12-5, halting her consecutive victories over Ariane Lipski and Ji Yeon Kim.
As for Maverick, a former Invicta FC tournament champion, she now boasts an identical MMA record of 12-5, with five wins out of her eight fights in the UFC.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 291 Allegations
What were Miranda Maverick’s accusations against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC 291?
Miranda Maverick accused Priscila Cachoeira of employing unsporting tactics during their flyweight match at UFC 291. Specifically, she claimed that Cachoeira tried to grab the fence and nearly caused a wardrobe malfunction.
How did Priscila Cachoeira respond to Miranda Maverick’s accusations?
Priscila Cachoeira responded to Miranda Maverick’s accusations by sharing direct messages she sent to Maverick on Instagram. She stated that it was never her aim to use dirty tactics against Maverick. She also expressed disappointment at Maverick’s accusations and lack of humility.
What is Priscila Cachoeira’s professional fighting record after the loss to Miranda Maverick?
The defeat to Miranda Maverick brought Priscila Cachoeira’s professional fighting record to 12-5.
What is Miranda Maverick’s record after winning against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC 291?
Miranda Maverick, a former Invicta FC tournament champion, now has an identical MMA record of 12-5, having won five out of her eight UFC bouts.
What is Priscila Cachoeira’s message to Miranda Maverick following the accusations?
Priscila Cachoeira encouraged Miranda Maverick to stay humble and truthful, claiming this would help her become a champion. She also stated she wouldn’t respond to media inquiries seeking her reaction, asserting that the truth was known to both of them.