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Fabricio Werdum won't face punishment for kicking Travis Browne's coach Edmond Tarverdyan

Werdum defeated Browne last night at UFC 203.

MMA UFC 203 Fabricio Werdum (right) en route to victory against Travis Browne at UFC 203. Source: David Dermer

THE OHIO ATHLETIC Commission won’t subject Fabricio Werdum to any disciplinary action for his involvement in a fracas after his win against Travis Browne last night at UFC 203 in Cleveland.

Werdum, the former UFC heavyweight champion, bounced back after losing his title to Stipe Miocic earlier this year by recording a unanimous-decision victory against Browne.

However, the main talking point from the UFC 203 co-main event was an incident that occurred just before Bruce Buffer announced Werdum as the winner.

The Brazilian veteran threw a push-kick at Browne’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who’s also known for coaching former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

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“His coach said a lot of things — ‘Shut up your mouth’ — and he said a lot of bad things too for me. I don’t know why,” Werdum explained in an interview with The Fight Network.

“I think he was very sad, upset, because his student lost the fight. I was just keeping the distance. It wasn’t a very strong kick. He’s a boxing coach so I think he wanted to punch my face. I just kept the distance, that’s it.”

Werdum may have been expecting some punishment from the Ohio Athletic Commission as a result, but executive director Bernie Profato told MMAFighting.com that no disciplinary action will be required after both parties apologised for the incident.

“Everyone left on a positive note,” Profato said. “They said they respected the commission and assured this would never happen again.”

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