Israel Adesanya was there at the main event of UFC Vegas 74, which took place last night. Kai Kara-France, a member of Israel’s squad and a friend of Israel’s, was competing. The judges’ verdict resulted in a contentious loss for Kara-France.
In the main event of the card, Kara-France faced off against Amir Albazi, who was ranked seventh among flyweight contenders, and the fight was close throughout all five rounds. Despite this, many people who saw the fight are of the opinion that ‘Don’t Blink’ was the clear victor in at least three of the five rounds.
Israel Adesanya turned to Twitter in order to express his dissatisfaction with the scorecards that the judges had used for the main event. It was also stated in ‘The Last Stylebender’ that judges should be questioned after fights so that they can be “held accountable” for their poor choices. A notable MMA journalist by the name of Ariel Helwani has lent his support to Adesanya’s comments by saying the following:
“I’ve been preaching this to people for years. Every participant in this sport is accountable for their actions, with the exception of those who hold the most power. Insane. Only in combat sports can the referees and other officials get to avoid responsibility for their actions. Just walk me through your mental process, please. Let’s get started with it.
Check out the following tweet:
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Have been emphasizing this point for many years. Every participant in this sport is accountable for their actions, with the exception of those who hold the most power. Insane. Only in combat sports can the referees and other officials get to avoid responsibility for their actions. Just walk me through your mental process, please. Let’s begin with that point. twitter.com/stylebender/st…
Israel Adesanya @stylebender
Begin conducting interviews with the judges after each fight.
Make them answer for the work that they’ve done.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the controversy that surrounds the judges in the UFC, and it would appear that fighters, and particularly Israel Adesanya, are becoming weary of the lack of consistency in the sport.
It would appear that practically every UFC night is now tarnished by a controversy that surrounds a decision made by the judges. The judgment that Joel Ojeda made during the bout between Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen at UFC San Antonio in March was by far the most heinous of all of them.
The main event of the card featured a bout between two bantamweight contenders, and Sandhagen was able to take control of the fight for the majority of its duration. Many people were under the impression that ‘The Sandman’ had won the bout with a score of 4-1 or 5-0; however, Ojeda unexpectedly gave Vera the victory with a score of 3-2.
Sandhagen made an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience a few weeks after the fight, and around that time he discussed his idea regarding why Ojeda may have awarded Vera the decision.
Jared Cannonier will be “ready” for a possible second fight with Israel Adesanya
In approximately two weeks, the main event of UFC on ESPN 47 will feature Jared Cannonier engaging in combat with Marvin Vettori. The fighter known as “The Killa Gorilla” appears to be confident heading into the fight and has stated that he intends to make a statement despite facing an opponent who is well-known for being difficult. Vettori.
MMA journalist James Lynch recently had an interview with Cannonier, during which the two men addressed the prospect of Cannonier facing Israel Adesanya at UFC 293, which will take place later this year. The pair has already competed against one another in the past, with ‘The Last Stylebender’ emerging victorious by way of a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 276.
This is what Cannonier said:
“I’m getting ready…In Sydney, you can count on me to be prepared to do battle. My bags will be packed, my passport is up to date, and the way I intend to perform, I’m absolutely going to be ready to step in and make it happen.”