Cédric Doumbè did not box only with his fists this Saturday. As soon as he finished his quick victory against Jordan Zebo, the fighter targeted the coach of his opponent of the evening, this Saturday at the PFL (Professional Fighters League). "The one who took this knockout is the one who hit his wife, who hit his ex-wife," said the Franco-Cameroonian, who targeted Fernand Lopez, his former coach.
If he did not mention his name on the octagon, he accused him head-on in the mixed zone in the aftermath. "I wanted people to know what my second fight was... My first fight, finally. Because, as I said: It's not Jordan I'm fighting, you have to change the poster, it's Fernand Lopez I'm fighting," Doumbè said. It's the violence against women that I put K.-O., it's the one who hit his wife when I was in his room, and that's why I left his room. »
🔴Cédric Doumbe who names Fernand Lopez frontally and accuses him of hitting his ex-wife while he was on the phone with her. He also called the police. 🚔 #cedricdoumbe #Violence pic.twitter.com/rEjzenHtx7
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The former kickboxing fighter is no longer training at Lopez's MMA Factory. The media on the spot asked Doumbè to specify whether he had witnessed the domestic violence he denounces. "It's something I experienced, on the phone live, and I called the police, who intervened," he replied. We can check with the police. »
Lopez admits to receiving a suspended sentence
Beyond these accusations targeting the coach of Ciryl Gane, the winner of the evening explained to be involved in the fight against violence against women. "I was part of the Women's House, I made an awareness spot that fights against violence against women. I am a strong advocate for women," he said. Violence against women is really senseless. »
Reached this Sunday morning, Fernand Lopez admits to having been sentenced to four months in prison suspended for domestic violence. "It's the gesture I regret the most in my life, it's inexcusable," says Lopez. I am another man. We must point the finger at domestic violence, but not when justice has already done its job. »