Eric Spicely earned his second straight victory under the UFC banner when he defeated Alessio Di Chirico by submission at UFC On Fox 23. Spicely called out another UFC middleweight after his victory at the event.
“I hate that guy, man,” Spicely said to MMA Junkie. “Dan Kelly? I want to just – oh my God. Every time I turn the TV on, this guy is on TV and it’s just the ugliest crap. And then he gets the win. And it’s like, he’s 5-1 in the UFC and then he started talking (expletive) to me on twitter. And it’s like, Dan, come on man, you’re not a killer. You’re not out here icing guys in the first round. Like, if Thiago Santos wanted to talk (expletive) to me, that’s fine, that guy knocks everybody out. He can talk (expletive). But Dan Kelly was in one of these crazy decisions, blood all over his face. I don’t know, man, he just makes me so mad.”
Spicely also had some issues with competing at altitude ahead of UFC On Fox 23.
“First couple of days, I felt terrible,” Spicely said. “I was like, ‘Man, I just did a full camp and I feel like a loser right now.’ (I) just couldn’t breathe. But they got me ready, they kept me busy and they opened their gym to me, and Denver’s been just a great time. If you’re in shape, it only takes a couple of days and felt fine, and I was doing five five-(minute rounds) every day, and sparring and feeling great.”
Spicely has won two of three fights under the UFC banner and he was also a cast member on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 23.