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Rafael Fiziev talks UFC 256 stoppage controversy, compares TKO of Renato Moicano to punching cabbage

One way or another, Rafael Fiziev knew that his fight with Renato Moicano was over.

The two lightweights recently squared off at UFC 256, and it was Fiziev who exited the octagon with a first-round TKO victory (and later a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus).

There was some controversy surrounding the ending, as it looked as though referee Chris Tognoni may have stepped in to stop the fight early, with Fiziev later saying that Tognoni “made a mistake” with the call.

Fiziev believes the ending of the fight left some room for interpretation.