After the victory, Kape now says that he is sorry for the homophobic speech

Manel Kape statement about his last fight at Ufc 293

by Sededin Dedovic
After the victory, Kape now says that he is sorry for the homophobic speech
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Manel Kape (19-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) expressed regret for his name-calling of Kara-France, who he was originally supposed to fight. It was stormy at the press conference, many ugly words were spoken in front of the journalists, and in the end it culminated in the throwing of bottles.

Of course, a great introduction to the fight and great motivation. However, after Cara-France was unable to fight him, Manel Cape was tasked with defeating Felipe dos Santos. Manel Cape was so mesmerized by Kara France that he didn't even look back at his opponent Felipe dos Santos.

He insulted Kara France for almost the entire press conference and made countless homophobic insults against him.

After the homophobic insults and the victory, Manel Kape apologized

Manel Kape defeated his substitute opponent, and apologized several times for the offensive speech.

He justified that speech because he says that he wanted to create great interest in that match. “Yeah, I am sorry for that,” Kape told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-fight news conference. “It’s emotional, you know.

During the fight, during the interview, we are all emotions. We say things that we didn’t want to say, but for (those) who feel bad about that, I apologize”. “A win on this night was supposed to be to fight next for the title,” Kape said.

“I just believe that they are a little bit hypocritical, because their team says they have to go into with injuries, they have to fight. They talked about Dricus (Du Plessis) about Israel Adesanya, he didn’t fight because of injuries.

What happened to Kai Kara? We didn’t know really what happened, you know? So, this is my question to him. “… I go into (fights with) injuries. This is the mentality of the champ, you know? I’m not going to waste the time of anyone, and I’m not going to waste my time”.

as quoted by MMAJunkie.