The UFC 287 bout between Chris Curtis and Kelvin Gastelum left fans on the edge of their seats, with the latter emerging victorious after three rounds of intense combat. However, Curtis was not happy with the unanimous decision, claiming that he had done enough to win and that a clash of heads was the cause of his defeat.
I thought I won, the numbers back it it. Tough fight and good for KG, but that headbutt cost me the fight on optics. Even with it happening, I still managed to tie the round on strikes. That sucks… that really fucking sucks. pic.twitter.com/YfYbfZNvyl
— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) April 9, 2023
Gastelum’s win was a much-needed triumph, as he had not tasted victory in the Octagon for over two years, with his last win against Ian Heinish back in February 2021.
Curtis, on the other hand, seems to have reached his breaking point after the loss and the drop in rankings. The middleweight rankings now place him at No. 15, while Gastelum has risen to No. 11. Curtis was furious about the rankings revision, claiming that even if he had won, he would not have moved up in the rankings like Gastelum did.
Curtis took to Twitter to express his displeasure, calling the situation “a f***ing joke.” When asked if he would look for another fight if Gastelum declined a rematch, he simply stated that he was filing an appeal.
He gets moved to rank 11 for that bullshit when I for sure wouldn’t have just proves it’s about the story of Kelvin is back. What a fucking joke.
— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) April 11, 2023
Curtis’ outburst could derail Gastelum’s triumphant return to competition. The former champion was once seen as a future champion but has had a disappointing run of 2-5 in his previous seven fights.
Despite the expectations surrounding Gastelum’s return to the winning column, it seems that “The Action Man” is determined to take action and fight for his place in the rankings.
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