Dana White: Commission screwed up, Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall; rematch forthcoming [UPDATED]


By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

UFC_on_FX_logo_4.jpg

The controversial decision in the Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall fight at UFC on FX 2 has gotten even more controversial. Scores for the fight were read in favor of Johnson as a majority decision, but there was confusion initially in the cage.

Ring announcer Bruce Buffer proclaimed it a majority decision for Johnson, but announced that both Johnson and McCall had taken cards of 29-28 in the fight. It was then reported that Johnson had two cards of 29-28 with a 29-29 card for the majority.

However, UFC President Dana White revealed after the event that the Australian governing body for the fight screwed up the scorecards. The fight was actually a draw, with Johnson taking a 29-28 scorecard and two judges scoring the fight a draw at 28-28 and 29-29, respectively. Had that been read correctly initially, the two would have engaged in a contracted “sudden death” round to determine the victor.

Now, however, the two fighters will be put into a rematch to determine an opponent for Joseph Benavidez, who decisively won his tournament fight against Yasuhiro Urushitani.

Penick’s Analysis: This is a massive mess. Considering they had a “sudden death” round in place specifically for this situation, it’s inexcusable that this has happened. Now Benavidez is either left on the sidelines or has to win another fight before a Title bout is made, and there’s no telling exactly when Johnson and McCall will be able to go. For McCall, this gives him another chance to gain a shot at the UFC’s Flyweight Title, but this is just a major, major mess that should have been avoided.

UPDATE: Edited with the correct scores of the draw. One judge gave the first round a 10-10, then split the last two for the 29-29, another gave Johnson rounds one and two, giving McCall a 10-8 third round for a 28-28, and the final judge scored it in Johnson’s favor 29-28.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements
Follow Andrea Calle Blog on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 134,667 other followers

Combate AmericasJuly 27th, 2017
6 days to go.

My Links

social media round icons pink color set 256x256 0000 facebook 4 social media round icons pink color set 256x256 0002 twitter social media round icons pink color set 256x256 0004 youtube social media round icons pink color set 256x256 0003 google social media round icons pink color set 256x256 0001 pinterest sample logo initials black

My Sponsors

armandeus_andrecalleweb_zpsk2as7mzs

ten goose boxing

NBOnline Busines

latammobil logo280
thebilliardddirectory logo

Charities I support!!!

 photo StarsfortheFutureLogo_zpsbe4e1bd4.jpg
%d bloggers like this: