Dana White Isn’t Happy With MMA Judging Following UFC Vegas 16
UFC President Dana White is baffled with MMA judging.
This past Saturday night, December 5, UFC Vegas 16 took place. The action was held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Marvin Vettori scored a unanimous decision victory over Jack Hermansson.
While there wasn’t anything egregious about the scoring for the main event, the same can’t be said for one of the main card bouts. Roman Dolidze appeared to cruise to an easy win over John Allan. While Dolidze did get the decision victory, judge Chris Lee somehow scored the fight for Allan. It was a score total that left many scratching their heads, including White.
Speaking to reporters during the UFC Vegas 16 post-fight press conference, White said that MMA judging isn’t in a good state (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“I don’t know how that guy could score that fight that way. I had a 51-year-old schoolteacher from Massachusetts that I grew up with who was watching the fights. A 51-year-old woman that I went to school with in kindergarten text me tonight and go, ‘I don’t know sh*t about fights, but who judged that fight?’ I swear to god, that’s the truth. That’s how scary that is.
“Yeah, it’s not good. It’s something the commission needs to stay on top of, and they need to single out and call out people that continually make bad calls. They’re going to f*ck somebody’s life up. They really are.”