Dana White Suggests UFC Fight Island Judges Could Be Fired Due To One Huge Result
Volkanovski retained his featherweight title on a split-decision in the co-main event but many fans didn't agree with the call.
David Lethaby voted in favour of Holloway, while Mark Collett and Clemens Werner scored those to Volkanovski in addition to the final three rounds.
Following the event, White gave his thoughts and admitted Holloway will feel hard done by.
Dana White doesn't mince his words...:rage::rage:
The UFC president has ripped into the judges who gave Alex Volkanovski a controversial split-decision win over Max Holloway to retain the featherweight title. pic.twitter.com/RJO2vZO62P
- ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) July 13, 2020
"You can't leave it to these guys. We've got some bad judging," he stated per talkSPORT.
"I'm sure [Holloway] is devastated. Did anybody here score it for Volkanovski? Anybody? Nobody in the media?
"I don't know. We'll have to figure it out. Looks like we've got to tighten up our refs and judges here on Fight Island."
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White then vented his frustration at the Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo contest, which saw Yan win the vacant bantamweight title.
Despite his victory, the big talking point post-fight was the heavy punishment Aldo took before referee Eric Roberts' interference.
Yan took the Brazilian down to the ground and pummeled him relentlessly before Roberts stopped the fight.
White praised Aldo's performance but was quick to question the officiating.
That was not pretty to watch :flushed:@PetrYanUFC took Jose Aldo to the ground and finished him with some brutal shots!
The new bantamweight king :crown: #UFC251 pic.twitter.com/bRc6KOrofM
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 12, 2020
"I thought Aldo looked great, for people that were criticizing him saying he doesn't deserve another title shot," he said. "Horrible, horrible stoppage by the referee."
The evening's main event saw Kamaru Usman retain his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal, who stepped in and replaced original challenger Gilbert Burns.
Masvidal flew out of the blocks early with leg kicks in the opening round but Usman's canny fighting style prevailed in the end.
The 'Nigerian Nightmare' remains undefeated in the UFC but Masvidal has stated he will be back stronger for a rematch down the line.
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