UFC President Dana White, Israel think otherwise of judges' decision in unanimous loss to Blachowicz

UFC President Dana White, Israel think otherwise of judges' decision in unanimous loss to Blachowicz

- Dana White and Israel Adesanya are in disagreement with the judges' scorecard at UFC 259

- All three judges gave the fight to Jan Blachowicz as he retained his light heavyweight crown

- Israel who suffered his first loss has admitted the Polish fighter was the better man on the night

PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

UFC President Dana White is critical of the judges' decision in Israel Adesanya's fight with Jan Blachowicz that went in favour of the Poland fighter.

There were two 10-8's on the judges' scorecard which Dana felt was interpreted in a dominant display by the Polish striker over the Last Style Bender.

All three judges scored the contest 49-46, 49-45, 49-45 which handed the Nigerian mixed martial artist his first loss in the UFC.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!

Read also

Panic as football fans 'attack' Mohamed Salah for this reason during Liverpool's win over Wolves

During a post-match interview on YouTube, Dana answered asked a question about the main event on how the scores played out.

Dana said:

"When you get the two best in the world to fight it can turn out very technical, the safety first type of fights.
"These guys were giving out 10-8 rounds. There were two rounds in that fight that the judges gave a 10-8. When I came up in a fight, a 10-8 is a fight is an a** whopping, that means you didn't do sh*t in the round and got beat down
"They gat to stop giving a 10-8 s**t is out of control right now, hopefully we could get it fixed or they are gonna get it screwed up all lot of fights. There were no 10-8 in that fight."
UFC President Dana White, Israel thinks otherwise in judges decision in unanimous loss to Blachowicz
UFC President Dana White and Israel think the judges who scored the fight were unprofessional. Photo by Josh Hedges and Jeff Bottar
Source: Getty Images

Adesanya during the post-match interview accepted he lost to a better fighter but the judges did not score the fight well as he was only awarded one round out of the fight.

Read also

Jubilation as Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury finally sign agreement for the much-anticipated unification fight

"It was a lot closer than what the judges wanted it to be. Some of the judges need to be trained, not getting some guys from boxing."

PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone'

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jan Blachowicz became the first man to defeat Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 light heavyweight contest in Las Vegas.

All three judges gave the contest to the Polish fighter after dominating the majority of the rounds as it went the distance

Israel is now 21-1 as his quest to become a two-division champion came crashing after he faced a much heavier and experienced Blachowicz.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel