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Sergio Moraes responds to Peter Sobotta: 'He's stupid, even injured I can teach him a lesson'

Brazilian BJJ world champion Sergio Moraes responds to yesterday's Bloody Elbow post.

Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Bloody Elbow released an article that featured parts from an interview with German UFC welterweight Peter Sobotta, who accused Brazilian BJJ world champion Sergio Moraes of ducking a fight with him. Well, Moraes wasn't stuck for a quick answer.

The Brazilian submission artist was originally scheduled to face Sobotta at UFC Krakow in April, when Sobotta pulled out with an injured ankle. The bout was rescheduled for UFC Berlin last Saturday. However, this time the "Serginho" pulled out two weeks prior to the bout citing an injury of his own. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Steve Kennedy, who lost via first-round submission.

In a post-fight interview with German outlet, Sobotta assured, he had sources telling him that Moraes was in fact never injured, but tried to avoid a fight with him and that he -- quote unquote -- "likely shit his pants".

Needless to say, that the Brazilian's reception of those comments wasn't a good one. On Monday evening, he released the following statement to MMA Fighting:

"First and foremost, I have to remind him that I went to Poland to fight and he didn't show up. I wasn't the one to pull out of the card. And let's remind him again that he was scheduled to fight someone else who got hurt, and I accepted to go there because I was ready. I wanted to fight him this time, but I got injured. I'm already treating this injury. I have no reasons to lie.

I didn't post a photo of me training. I wasn't training. I still teach jiu-jitsu classes, and I have done seminars in Poland, Germany all over Europe. But now I have to teach a private class, a private class to Sobotta. I will show him that even injured I can teach him a lesson.

My students have nothing to do with it. I have to teach classes even when I'm injured. And I can teach a class only speaking. But now I want to show him that my jiu-jitsu is available for everyone, including him. I'm not afraid of Sobotta. We have to understand that sometimes God changes our destiny for a reason. God gave him a chance, ‘don't go that way because it's not going to be good for you', and Sobotta is insisting. He wants this fight. So this fight will happen.

I'm not afraid of fighting you in Europe. I went there after you. You were not there, but I never said you were afraid. I don't think Sobotta is afraid, I only think Sobotta is stupid. He's stupid. Ok, let's do this fight. Whenever I'm ready, I'll post a video on my Instagram inviting you for a fight. What are you going to do about it? Are you going to submit me? Are you going to knock me out? I heard you are a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, so I want to know what are you going to do about it? Where are you running to? Ah, okay, you will try to keep it standing, but, hey, I'm getting better standing and I can complicate it for you."

Sergio Moraes is a two-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion. He made his way into the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil and is currently 3-1 in the UFC. Moraes has won his last three fights in a row, including an impressive submission victory over Neil Magny in August 2013 and a unanimous decision against Sobotta replacement Mickael Lebout in April.