Gabi Garcia is not happy with the way her fight ended in Japan.
Back to the RIZIN ring three weeks after a no contest under shootboxing rules, Garcia fought Oksana Gagloeva at the Saitama Super Arena on Sunday morning, but the bout was called after an accidental eye poke in the first exchange and ruled a no-contest.
On her way back to the hotel in Japan, Garcia told MMA Fighting she will appeal the result, claiming that she didn’t poke Gagloeva in the eye, therefore the fight should be ruled a TKO victory for her.
"It was not (the tip of) my finger,” Garcia said. "I defended with an open hand, but closed it for the punch. She has both eyes hurt. The doctors authorized her to come back but she didn’t want to. Coward."
"You could see in her eyes that the show ‘ate' her. She could have came back, but it was an easy way to run.”
Garcia, who remains undefeated in MMA with four wins and one no-contest, says the promotion is on her side, and hopes to be back in action on an unannounced RIZIN card in October.
"Not with her,” Garcia said when asked if she’s interested in a rematch with Gagloeva. "She’s a coward. She ran. Scared."