Video: Is it disrespectful for UFC to set up in-cage faceoffs?

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UFC president Dana White expressed regret for allowing Deiveson Figueiredo to come into the octagon and confront Brandon Moreno at UFC 277.

It’s not often the UFC allows this types of situations to happen. However, when Moreno (20-5-2 MMA, 8-2-2 UFC) won the interim flyweight title with a third-round TKO of Kai Kara-France this past Saturday, it set up an unprecedented fourth meeting with Figueiredo (21-2-1 MMA, 10-2-1 UFC) to unify the belts.

To get the hype off to an early start, Figueiredo entered the cage to face off with Moreno. Both men kept professional and even shook hands, but afterward White told reporters he felt it was “rude” and “pretty disrespectful” to take away from Moreno’s moment after a big win.

Is White right? Or is this a good practice to start promotion for certain fights?

That was a topic of discussion in the latest episode of “Spinning Back Clique,” where host George Garcia was joined by Danny Segura, Matt Wells and Brian Garcia.

Check out the debate about the future of the weight class in the video above, and check out the full episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie