While Edwards managed to walk away with the victory, Cornier was not impressed by what he had seen.
The majority anticipated that Pudilova would have been given the win, so much so that Cormier didn’t hold back in expressing his thoughts on the decision when the opposite materialized.
That’s really bad! What a bad start to the night with Judging. Holy shit
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 15, 2023
But that was just the start. After the dust had settled somewhat, Cornier gave some further insights on the matter.
Following the event, Cormier expressed his disagreement with the judges’ decision, despite his admiration for Edwards.
“Let’s not even talk about (Joselyne Edwards vs Lucie Pudilova). Some of the absolute worst judging I have ever seen in my entire life.
“I have nothing against Joselyne Edwards, but she won that fight. I don’t know how she won that fight. She got beat, it is what it is,” Cormier
And this was the sentiment being expressed on social media.
Social Media Reaction
What a wack way to start the card. So tired of the continued awful scorecards.
— Brian Burkheiser (@BriBurkheiser) April 15, 2023
That was worse than my decision to eat a 7-11 hot dog
— Gordy_Kegs (@gordy_kegs) April 15, 2023
What a horrible decision.
— StockChartArt (@CasualtyWar) April 15, 2023