Charles Radtke may have won his first UFC fight, but he also made a lot of enemies in Australia after using a hateful word against the crowd in his post-fight speech. The UFC newcomer, who beat Mike Mathetha by unanimous decision at UFC 293, shocked and angered many people with his offensive language, which was quickly cut off by Daniel Cormier, who was conducting the interview.
Radtke’s regrettable choice of words could have serious consequences for him, not only in terms of his reputation and career, but also in terms of his legal status in Australia. Radtke joined the UFC earlier this year after winning four straight fights in Cage Fury FC. He now has an 8-3-0 record, with previous experience in Bellator, XMMA, and CFFC.
UFC President Dana White has not commented on the incident yet, but he may have something to say about Radtke’s future in the UFC during his post-fight press conference.
Radtke’s planned return to the US could also be delayed if Australian authorities decide to pursue legal action against him, making his situation a matter of interest in the coming hours.
Radtke’s fight against ‘Blood Diamond’ took place on the preliminary card of UFC 293 in Sydney, where he earned the unanimous decision victory after three rounds of technical action, despite suffering several low blows from Mathetha.
However, Radtke’s achievement was overshadowed by his homophobic rant, which instantly became one of the most infamous post-fight interviews in UFC history. Before making his UFC debut at UFC 293, Radtke had a remarkable four-fight winning streak in Cage Fury FC.
The UFC has not released an official statement regarding Radtke’s unacceptable comments, but they may address the issue at some point during or after the UFC 293 event.