UFC president Dana White was the first to admit that the organization has continued to face ‘controversial decisions’ in regards to last nights flyweight premiere between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson. Following an out-lash online by fans over another ‘botched decision,’ it was announced that the Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales were to blame. Specifically Commissioner Craig Waller who was said to have tabulated the judges score cards incorrectly, which has now been made officially a draw.
Should the fight had been correctly added, we would of seen the newly implemented ‘sudden death fourth round.’ Since it did not, UFC president White has said distressingly that they will be planning a rematch in the near future. Though unofficial, both camps have said no injuries were suffered and are looking at an April fight.
Great news for MMA fans, who will now see round four of McCall – Johnson, but unfortunate for Joseph Benavidez who pulled off the second round TKO over Yashuhiro Urushitani. Benavidez will now need to wait in MMA purgatory for the outcome to find out when he will get his shot at becoming the inaugural UFC flyweight champ.