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Dana White tells UFC judge told he will never work a big fight again in X-rated rant after 'insane' scorecard

Dana White tells UFC judge told he will never work a big fight again in X-rated rant after 'insane' scorecard

Dana White has made a huge decision after the UFC 302 controversy.

Dana White has told a UFC judge he will never work a big fight again after controversy at UFC 302.

The latest event took place on 1 June at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, headlined by Islam Makhachev's lightweight title defence against Dustin Poirier.

But the pay-per-view wasn't without controversy, with many furious with the judging.

In fact, White has called for Dave Tirelli to be demoted back to the "minor leagues" after they way in which he scored two fights.

He went with Mitch Raposo during his catchweight bout with Andre Lima, making it a split decision after the two other judges gave the victory to the latter fighter.

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Image: Getty

And the same outcome was reached for Sean Strickland's middleweight contest with Paulo Costa.

Tirelli sided with Costa by quite a margin despite the vast majority of people - including the two other judges - being adamant that Strickland was the clear winner.

And White sent a clear message afterwards, saying: "I don't even know what to say about that, it's insane. That guy shouldn't be judging big fights.

That was f***ing nuts, that’s what it was. It's insane. That guy should never ref a big fight again. They should kick him back to the minor leagues and let him work on his judging. It’s unbelievable. How anybody who isn't an absolute f****ng lunatic could call that fight a split decision."

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Image: Getty

Strickland addressed the judging leading to a split decision rather than unanimous, claiming some judges don't even pay attention to the action inside the Octagon.

He fumed: "The judges are crazy you guys, I don't think they watch fights and I don't think they know fighting. If you leave it in the hand of the judges, only the Gods know.

"That judge is terrible you guys, I've been f****ed once or twice in my life. You leave s*** in the hands of the judges and you can't complain. I'll b**** on Instagram for a couple of days but once I go through my feelings, I would let it go."

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Topics: UFC, Dana White