UFC star branded ‘sore loser’ for giving fingers to rival during and after loss

Chris Curtis has been branded the ultimate sore loser for throwing insults and showing middle fingers to middle rival Jack Hermansson as his eight-fight win streak ended at UFC London.

Curtis, dubbed Action Man, stepped up to take on Hermansson with just two weeks notice following the withdrawal of Darren Till having won his first three UFC bouts in some style.

However, the experienced Hermansson utilised his reach advantage expertly and ignored the constant requests of Curtis for the pair to stand toe-to-toe to claim a victory by unanimous decision.

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Growing increasingly frustrated as his chances of winning reduced to zero, Curtis shouted insults at his rival and put his middle fingers up inside the octagon and had to be pushed back into his own corner by referee Marc Goddard at the final bell.

Leaving the floor at The O2 the American continued to swear at his Norwegian foe, who apologised to commentator Michael Bisping in his post-fight interview.

"He was taunting me, and a frog jumped out of my mouth," Hermansson said.

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One fan wrote: "I like Chris Curtis; very disappointed with his reactions here. It’s on him to cut down the movement of Jack, not Hermansson."

With a second adding: "I wouldn’t be pleased either if I kept forward into constant strikes, couldn’t touch or reach my opponent, and was the one hurt in a fist fight."

A third wrote: "Sore loser."

With a fourth adding: "Sore loser or did something get said that upset him."

Following his fury while leaving the octagon, Curtis made up with his rival backstage and admitted that his temper may well have got the better of him.

He wrote on Twitter: "At the end of the day, as much as losing hurts, somebody had to and tonight was the Jokers night. Fighting is an emotional sport. Mine got the better of me tonight.

"I try to be a good guy but I've always had a temper. Now you guys know. Thanks for the support. Time to rebuild."

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