Justin Gaethje expressed discontentment regarding the judging and commentary of the main event of UFC 286.
At The O2 in London on Saturday, the ex-UFC interim lightweight champion opined that his teammate Kamaru Usman had done sufficient work to defeat British champion Leon Edwards in their third fight for the welterweight championship.
Gaethje (24-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) acknowledged that he had a different opinion than the majority regarding Edwards, but he also recognized his own partiality.
He also believed that Michael Bisping, who worked as a commentator with Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, might have had similar biases.
In his comments, Gaethje said: “I thought (Usman) won the fight. But I’m probably as biased as the judges. (I’m) certainly not as biased as Michael Bisping. He shouldn’t have been (anywhere) near a microphone during that fight. Yeah, it sucks.”
Gaethje did not express his opinion on whether he believes that the UFC should prevent commentators from working at an event where their friends or teammates are fighting.
However, he did not hesitate to share his views on Bisping’s performance as a commentator. He added: “It’s not my call. I just thought it was very unprofessional (from Bisping).”