Diego Sanchez's DQ win for a knee to a grounded opponent got the most coverage, but it was the second one of the night, a first in the league. The other win for the identical reason was lightweight Brok Weaver over Kazula Vargas, and Weaver wasn't happy.
“It’s all part of the game," said Weaver, post-fight, as transcribed by Steven Marrocco for MMA Junkie. "This ain’t the way I want to win. I won’t go to sleep after tonight. But it’s a payday, not a win.”
”Big ups on him – he pulled on the inside of my glove, but I pulled inside his glove before. If the ref don’t see it, the ref don’t cheat it. The MOWA* way – if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”
“It was in the heat of the moment, things happen, we can run it back, I told him that. I don’t know him, but he’s a Christ follower, so I figure he didn’t do that with intent. I hate to get a victory like this, especially for my debut. I felt comfortable, weight cut was perfect, felt great. I had fun tonight, can’t wait to be back. Anything can happen in this sport.”
*Weaver is a member of the MOWA Chocktaw tribe in Alabama.