With split opinions from judges Sal D’Amato and Chris Lee in favor of Albazi, while Michael Bell sided with Kara-France, the outcome stirred up passionate reactions from fans and fighters alike.
Among them, the outspoken Israel Adesanya took to social media, unleashing a fiery barrage of critical Tweets that resonated across the combat sports community.
Adesanya was not happy with the Kai Kara-France decision pic.twitter.com/RnjXsL4GJO
— 🌴ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ🌴 (@TheArtOfWar6) June 4, 2023
“Nah bro…F*** yous!!! Fire Chris Lee & Sal Deez nuts. I tweeted that before even seeing the scorecards because I knew them two will f*** it up!!
“Hoooow many times will they rob athletes of their moments of glory, of their money, their livelihood for their family. F*** them c****, they need to expire quickly and go.
“Mike Bell was the only judge to score this properly, the other two deff need to disappear. Start interviewing the judges after fights. Hold them accountable for their work,” Adesanya
Despite the disappointment of the loss, Kai Kara-France displayed remarkable sportsmanship in contrast to Israel Adesanya’s heated response.
During the post-fight news conference, Kara-France expressed his belief that he deserved the victory but acknowledged the subjective nature of judges’ decisions.
Taking responsibility for his own performance, he acknowledged that he could have done more to solidify his claim for the win.
However, as the frustration settled in, Kara-France couldn’t resist joining in the chorus of dissent, using Twitter to respond to the judges’ decision.
Who’s worse UFC judges or NRL Refs?😅
— Kai Kara France (@kaikarafrance) June 4, 2023
Unfortunately for Kai Kara-France, his recent loss at UFC Vegas 74 adds to a current two-fight losing streak, with his previous defeat coming at the hands of Brandon Moreno in their UFC 277 clash for the interim flyweight championship.
This setback marks the first losing streak of Kara-France’s UFC career and places him temporarily out of contention for the flyweight title.
In the midst of these developments, Amir Albazi, who has already achieved an impressive five-fight winning streak in the UFC, wasted no time in demanding a shot at the championship.
With his sights set on the pinnacle of the flyweight division, Albazi aims to prove himself against the best in the world.