Joe Rogan Slams UFC Judges For 'Insane' Jon Jones Vs Dominick Reyes Scorecard
Joe Rogan unleashed an all-time great rant following the controversial scoring of Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes.
The 49-46 score drew the ire of many fans and pundits alike for it's 'mistake', including UFC commentator Rogan.
Per Fox Sport, the 52-year-old fumed:
"It makes me angry.
"We've talked about it so many times. It's less of an issue in some commissions where they've dealt with combat sports - particularly MMA - longer, but I can't argue about this enough. I can't get angry enough.
"I've done it so many times. For anyone to think that was 4-1 Jon Jones; that person's insane. Insane. Dominick Reyes put on a hell of a fight tonight... that kind of judging is insane."
Fans have also shared a clip of Rogan raging at the judges for not watching the fight between Lauren Murphy and Andrea Lee earlier in the night.
Joe Rogan calling out judges for not watching the fight for 30 seconds. This is bad. That's a problem. I'm sure it happened in the main event too. #UFC247 pic.twitter.com/1Qtgk6Jb3U
- ScodaEnterprises32 (@ScottyStyles29) February 9, 2020
Co-commentator Dominick Cruz criticised judge Joe Solis' decision, with the former UFC bantamweight champion claiming he should have his judging card 'revoked'.
"I can't be mad at this decision because of how close it was," Cruz said.
"The one thing I will say, though, is that Joe Solis should have his judging card revoked to call that four-to-one. I don't know what he's been seeing tonight, but at least his name gets to be put on blast because he's not doing a very good job in my opinion. But I'm not the judge."
In the cage, Reyes gave it his all against Jones in the evening's main event.
"That fifth-round won me the fight" - @JonnyBones#UFC247 pic.twitter.com/YVkSpK2x45
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 9, 2020
Speaking after the fight, Jones said: "Dominick did a tremendous job. Dominick, you have totally earned my respect, that was a great fight. I think the difference in the fight was takedowns. I couldn't keep him down for too long, but I was taking him down.
"That fifth round won me the fight. Those takedowns won me the fight. I believe in my whole heart I won that fight, it was very close."
Reyes explained: "I thought I won one through three. He was on me four and five, he's a champion, he got those takedowns at the end, but I popped right back up, I didn't think they'd be a factor... it is what it is, I'll get better. This just proves I'm the real deal."
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