Dana White slams 'f***ing insane' UFC 259 main event judges scorecards as Jan Blachowicz shocks Israel Adesanya
UFC PRESIDENT Dana White has slammed the 'f***ing insane' judges' scorecards for Jan Blachowicz's victory over Israel Adesanya at UFC 259.
The Last Stylebender had been aiming to become just the fifth 'champ-champ' in the history of the promotion, but was stopped in his tracks by Blachowicz's famous 'Polish power'.
And while White, 51, had no issues with the outcome of the fight, the American was left fuming by the decisions to dish out 10-8 rounds.
He told the post-fight press conference: "The scoring was insane.
"These guys are giving out 10-8 rounds like f***ing… there were two rounds in that fight that they gave a 10-8.
"When I came up in the fight business, a 10-8 was an a**-whooping. You got your a** whooped.
"You didn't do s*** in that round and got beat down if it was a 10-8. They've gotta stop giving… this 10-8 s*** is out of control right now.
"So hopefully we can get this fixed… they're going to screw up a lot of fights if they're handing out 10-8s like that – there was no 10-8 in that fight."
Returning to the topic later on, White revealed that he believes judges Derek Cleary, Sal D'Amato and Junichiro Kamijo are receiving 'bad advice'.
He added: "For some reason these guys are scoring 10-8s for rounds that are clearly not 10-8s.
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"It's the criteria they're giving them right now. They're getting some bad advice."
The round in question that frustrated White was the fifth, in which Cleary and Kamijo opted to hand out 10-8s to Blachowicz.
Adesanya had been marginally on top for the first two minutes and 30 seconds, before a well executed takedown by the reigning light heavyweight champ gained him ground control for the rest of the round.
Rather than throw his toys out of the pram, however, the Nigerian provided a classy, if philosophical response.
He said: "Losses are part of life, and losses are something I deal with occasionally.
If I was going to lose to anyone, what better guy to lose to than a guy like Jan
"Just this is my first one in MMA, but as they say, it is what it is.
"If I was going to lose to anyone, what better guy to lose to than a guy like Jan. A classy champion. A cool dude. A very nice guy. A guy who has a great story himself.
"On his way to getting cut from the company, comes back and then dominates, becomes light heavyweight champion and then hands this guy, a future legend, his first loss.
"If I’m going to lose to anyone, I’m glad I lost to him."
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