The problem on Barboza’s side was that the fighter felt that Felder didn’t win the bout and his team plans on filing an appeal with the UFC.
Barboza is also took to Instagram to share his feelings on what went down at UFC 242:
Here is a transcript of what Barboza said in the video, provided by MMA Junkie:
“I watched the tape from my last fight, and I’m 100 percent sure I won the fight. Right now I want to sit down with my team, let’s see what’s going on and what’s going to happen in the future for me. It’s not fair. I work for UFC for almost 10 years, 22 fights and what happened last Saturday, it’s not fair with me. I have a lot of respect for my opponent, Paul. He’s a nice guy, a nice fighter. I won the fight. Everybody knows that. I want to sit down with my team, talk about my future, let’s see what happens. Thank you everybody for your messages. I will keep fighting, always. I will keep on fighting, always.”
Felder, not one to mince words, would also take to Instagram to suggest a third fight with Barboza:
I’ve been spending the last few days with my little girl. These fight camps take me away from her and I notice after every fight she has grown up a little more. I’m thankful that I can do what I love and provide for her... she is my “why”. As for my fight and what seems to have turned into a controversial decision amongst fans.. It was a war... a close fight between 2 skilled people that wanted to finish each other. I have nothing but respect for Edson. We both go out and put on fights to entertain the fans... With that said, I will say this... I walked him down the entire fight, I threw at him the entire fight, I never stalled the entire fight, if he landed, I landed... the entire fight. When he took me down, he took the damage... the entire fight. I never gassed or slowed my pace the entire fight. I got cut due to a head butt, Edson got cut due to strikes. Both of us put our bodies through so much during that fight that whoever came out with the loss would understandably be upset but the numbers don’t lie. If we need to run it back I would be happy to, but this trilogy needs to be 5 rounds because someone was about to break and that someone was not me. If the fans and Edson need a clear ending to this then it’s main event or bust. #irishdragon @mhpstrongusa @gymkingfightdivision @coachdukeroufus @suckerpunchent
There is no word yet if the UFC plans on putting the third bout together at this time or if the fighters will go their separate ways.