In the wake of Kai Kara-France’s most recent defeat, Dana White has supplied combatants with what he thinks to be the only solution to the problem of avoiding controversial decisions made by judges.
Kara-France competed against Amir Albazi in the main event of UFC Vegas 74, which took place over the weekend and ended in a decision for both fighters. Many of those who witnessed the fight were of the opinion that ‘Don’t Blink’ had won at least four of the five rounds, hence there was widespread disapproval when Albazi was given the victory.
In a year that has seen a number of confused and contentious scorecards, fans and competitors alike have referred to the judgment as a heist. The discussion surrounding the judging in mixed martial arts (MMA) has been getting more and more attention as of late, and Dana White has just recently expressed his opinions on how fighters might get around contentious judgments.
The following is a quote from the UFC president that was given to MMA journalist Aaron Bronsteter during an interview:
“That fight [between Kara-France and Albazi] was a very close fight. ” We’re talking about one or two rounds here [that have the potential to decide the game]… My point in all of this is that when you’re in a significant conflict, you need to put your foot on the accelerator. Get in there and give it your best shot to win the last round. Do everything in your power to ensure that the outcome of the battle is so obviously in your favor that the referees and judges are not needed. It’s the only option you have at this point.”
Take a look at the interview down below:
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Dana White and @aaronbronsteter talk about a number of topics, including Amanda Nunes, fans, an event celebrating Mexican Independence Day, and whether or not Khamzat Chimaev will be meeting Kamaru Usman. #UFC289
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Israel Adesanya, who competes on the same team as Kai Kara-France, was especially incensed by the contentious decision that was made in the main event at UFC Vegas 74.
Dana White is unable to influence the selection of judges for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events that he organizes because he does not have any say in the matter. It appears that the State Commissions will continue to be in charge of selecting the judge panel, and it is quite improbable that this will ever change.
Dana White speculates on if UFC 289 co-main event is a lightweight title eliminator
The fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana for the women’s bantamweight title will be the main event of the UFC 289 card that will take place this weekend. The battle between fan favorite Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush, which has the potential to be an elimination bout for the lightweight title, will take place as the co-main event of the evening.
Dariush has stated that he has been offered a shot at the crown if he is successful this weekend in his match against Charles Oliveira. In contrast, a victory for ‘do Bronx’ might not carry the same weight if we consider the fact that he was knocked out by Islam Makhachev at UFC 280.
Dana White was questioned about the possibility of the co-main event between Oliveira and Dariush serving as a title eliminator before UFC 289 began. White was asked this question during the press conference that took place prior to UFC 289. This is what he said:
“I have no idea. On Saturday, we’ll find out how the fight turns out. But you’re right, that does make quite a bit of intuitive sense. You know, at this very spot and at this very moment, it makes a great deal of sense. We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds.”