Miranda Maverick says Priscila Capoeira tried to expose her breasts at UFC 291 (VIDEO)

Miranda Maverick was prepared for potential eye pokes from Priscila Capoeira but didn't think she'd have to worry about the sports bra too.
Miranda Maverick (red gloves) fights Priscila Capoeira
Miranda Maverick (red gloves) fights Priscila Capoeira / Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Priscila Capoeira has been accused of dirty moves in a fight before, so Miranda Maverick was prepared for it. Unfortunately, she wasn't prepared to have Capoeira try to rip her top off.

During her UFC 291 post fight media scum on Saturday night she explained what happened in the moment.

“To be honest, Cachoeira is a fairly simplistic opponent as far as what I had to watch out for. I knew she was a heavy hitter, knew that she had good hands and knew that she could be a bully in the cage," she told the media. "I went in there cautious knowing that she’s also had some times that were questionable in fights – protect my eyes, protect everything. Her hands got stuck where they shouldn’t have multiple times, which was kind of frustrating. I mean, at some point, you’ve got to say it’s a point."

"She stuck her fingers up straight the entire fight, pretty much, and there was no chance that she was just trying to push me off – there was no flat hands. I warned the ref beforehand, and I think he did about as good of a job as I’ve seen any ref do. I said, ‘Listen: I don’t want poked in the eyes in this fight. That’s my main priority.’ And he was like, ‘All right – we’ll watch out for it.’ I hope that the whole world didn’t see (my breasts when she pulled my shirt down), but they probably did. I guess that’s part of the risk of fighting, but it was very frustrating and it made me go in there that much angrier every round.”

A photo of the moment can be seen here.

Maverick would end up with a nice arm bar finish of Capoeira in the third round. That win bumped her out of the losing column and back in the win, her first since her decision loss to Jasmine Jasudavicius.

Capoeira, on the other hand, drops a fight for the first time since her first-round finish of Ariane Lipski in 2022.

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