Clay Guida (32-15 MMA, 12-9 UFC) defeated Robbie Peralta by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 63 and after the fight he called out President Barack Obama.
Guida commented on why he did at the post-fight presser.
“Like I said, first I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter on a very sacred holiday, because without the big man above, none of this would even be possible,” Guida said. “And then I said, ‘With all due respect, Mr. Obama, if you’re not too busy golfing or playing with your bracketology and your NCAA Final Four things, or if you’re handling our nation’s important issues – hopefully you are. Come on over to Fairfax, Va., which I think is your backyard or side yard, and watch the fastest growing sport in the world. And, if you couldn’t be live at this one – I know a lot of fans would have liked to see him and his wife here – maybe you’ll make another one down the road.’ So, I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, but it is the fastest growing sport in the world. And It’d be nice to see some of those bigger names, important people in our country get behind it and support it a little bit more.”
Clay Guida (32-15) 4 KOs, 15 Subs & Dec 12 wins. Guida is 3-2 in his last five fights. He lost to Gray Maynard in June of 2012 by split decision, but then beat Hatsu Hioki in January of 2013 by split decision. He then lost to Chad Mendes at UFC 1864 by third round TKO. He beat Tatsuya Kawajiri in his next bout by unanimous decision in April of 2014. In his last bout prior to UFC Fight Night 63, he lost to Dennis Bermudez in July of 2014 by second round rear-naked choke.
UFC Fight Night 63 took place on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia and aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.