Cody Durden has pending deals with Kleydson Rodrigues

LAS VEGAS — Cody Durden defeated Carlos Mota by unanimous decision on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 213 in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Catch a glimpse into the fight with Durden, who picked up his second straight win after a submission loss in March.

Durden on the pivotal moment of the fight

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 29: (LR) Cody Durden beats Carlos Mota of Brazil in a flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“It was a tough fight, but I knew what I was getting myself into. (He was) a two-time LFA champion – LFA is a respected organization. He was hard everywhere. He is a (Jiu-Jitsu) black belt, he has four knockouts. The last opponent he fought, he knocked him out cleanly. But I don’t think he slapped me on the feet.”

Durden on Mota’s toughness

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 29: (RL) Carlos Mota of Brazil beats Cody Durden in a Flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“I was in shape. I was ready. I proved anyone, anytime, anywhere. Kleydson Rodrigues retired six days ago. They offered me an opponent and that was Carlos Mota and I said, ‘I don’t care.’ I texted Dana White and said, ‘Dude, it doesn’t matter who you put in there. fought.’ This is how I provide for my family. That’s all I do I don’t have a plan B. It’s a plan A.”

Durden on what he wants next

May 7, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, United States; Kleydson Rodrigues pulls in a kick against CJ Vergara during UFC 274 at the Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“I fight everyone, but I think we still have work to do with Kleydson. He left six days ago – without explanation. (He) just went MIA. All I heard was that he was hurt. That’s it. … Let’s postpone that. It’s only right.”

To hear more from Durden, watch the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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