Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt Responds To Controversial Tweets Using A Racial N-Word
Garbrandt is gearing up for his rematch against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 227 pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Saturday (August 4, 2018) from at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
A series of very old controversial tweets from Cody Garbrandt were making rounds online since Wednesday, which includes a racial epithet. We are living in a strange world where people start targeting and digging their old social media posts to draw their own conclusion.
— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) August 1, 2018
Garbrandt speaking with MMAJunkie earlier on Thursday, of course, he has a pressure of his rematch against formal rival Dillashaw, reporters threw an offensive tweets questions he made back in 2012, to that former champion said it’a product of past.
“First and foremost, it shouldn’t be embarrassing,” Garbrandt said. “I’m going to be a man and address it once, and that’s it.
“It’s lyrics. I grew up hanging out with blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, selling drugs. That’s a street word we would always say. It wasn’t like I was using derogatory words toward anyone. That’s how we grew up. It was kind of normal. That’s it. It’s a learning experience for a lot of people to not use that word in this day and age.”
‘No Love’ said he grew up using epithet among friends, and he meant no harm to anyone when he tweeted back in 2012. He belongs to Uhrichsville, Ohio, and has openly discussed a rocky upbringing.
Cody also joins the list of athletes who become the latest victim of online brutality after their old social media posts scrutinized, which includes MLB pitchers Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader. ‘No Love’ said they are the decade olds tweets, was 21 years old then and people pointing out negativity out of it.
“Everyone’s just trying to figure out some negativity,” Garbrandt said. “I’m so positive, and I have great things going on this week. Nothing’s deterring me from my focus. That’s that. It’s the last time I’ll address this question.”
What’s worth Cody has since deleted out those old tweets from his official account. ‘No Love’ said he has no time to waste on olds Tweets; instead, he is focusing on his Saturday’s fight.