1047 Search Results for controversial

Oct 31, 2017 6:01 am

Colby Covington recounts in his experience in Brazil after controversial post-fight comments

Colby Covington had a wild time in Brazil. Moments after his unanimous decision win over Demian Maia was announced, the red-hot welterweight went off on the country, calling it a “a dump” and referring to its citizens as “filthy animals.” Unsurprisingly, the people of Brazil weren’t happy with Covington’s remarks. The UFC, meanwhile immediately feared...

Sep 24, 2017 6:02 am

MMA community reacts to Patricky Freire’s controversial decision defeat of Benson Henderson

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. In the card’s main event, we watched former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson collide with long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. As is so often the case when it comes to Benson Henderson fights, this one was incredibly...

Sep 18, 2017 10:56 am

NSAC director: judge Adalaide Byrd to get “small break” after controversial Canelo-GGG scoring

Over the weekend, combat sports headlines were dominated by a blockbuster boxing match between stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which resulted in a thrilling – if debatable – split draw. Unfortunately, many of the headlines that emerged post-fight were negative. Many of those negative headlines surrounded a truly baffling score from ring-side judge...

Sep 17, 2017 2:41 pm

NSAC director defends Adalaide Byrd’s controversial 118-110 score for Canelo

Last night, boxing stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and “GGG” Gennady Golovkin finally stepped into the ring together. The fight was everything we hoped for, as the two brilliant fighters swapped heavy artillery for twelve exciting rounds. Unfortunately, the fight’s outcome was quite controversial. Though the consensus seems to be that Golovkin did enough to win,...

Sep 17, 2017 10:24 am

Gennady Golovkin issues statement after controversial split draw with Canelo Alvarez

Last night the highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took place under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight lived up to the hype, as Canelo and ‘GGG’ engaged in a back and forth twelve-round war. Unfortunately, the fight was ruled a split draw after some bizarre...

Aug 15, 2017 2:31 pm

Josh Thomson makes MMA history with commission ruling of controversial fight result

A first in MMA history was made today after the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) had a hearing with MMA veteran Josh Thomson. Thomson met with the commission on Tuesday regarding his controversial loss, which took place back in February against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Freire won by KO in the second round moments after an...

Aug 15, 2017 10:33 am

CSAC makes Josh Thomson an unprecedented offer for controversial loss to Freire

Back in February, former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current Bellator lightweight contender Josh Thomson was knocked out in a fight with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Regrettably, the catalyst for the knockout seemed to be an inadvertent but illegal clash of heads. Given this controversial end, Thomson moved to appeal the loss, hoping the California State Athletic...

Jul 22, 2017 12:46 pm

VIDEO | Controversial kick in MMA fight leads to massive in-ring brawl in Serbia

The main event of ‘Megdan Fighting’ in Serbia this year resulted in an extremely unexpected ending as Vaso Bakocevic capitalized on his opponent’s slip and landed a brutal soccer kick that put the previously undefeated Stefan Zviljer to sleep. As the referee rushed in to stop the fight, Bakocevic landed some clean ground and pound...

Jul 19, 2017 8:58 am

Mario Yamasaki still standing by controversial Lee-Chiesa stoppage

Last month, veteran UFC referee Mario Yamasaki caught heat for a rather controversial stoppage he made during the UFC Fight Night 112 main event scrap between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee. With Chiesa trapped in a rear naked choke with no escape in sight, ‘The Maverick’ stopped hand fighting the choke, and momentarily appeared to...

Jul 2, 2017 11:22 am

Fighters react to Manny Pacquio’s controversial loss to Jeff Horn

Fighters react to Manny Pacquio’s controversial loss to Jeff Horn Manny Pacquiao (58-7-2) lost his WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn (17-0-1) last night in Brisbane, Australia. The bout was scored 117-111, 115-113, and 115-113 all in favor of Jeff Horn, who statistically landed far fewer punches than Pacquiao. The judges scoring fell under instant...

Jun 26, 2017 6:29 am

Pros react to controversial UFC Fight Night 112 main event stoppage

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112, rising lightweight contender Kevin Lee picked up an impressive submission win over the division’s sixth-ranked fighter, Michael Chiesa. Unfortunately, Lee’s win is shadowed in controversy, as referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight before Chiesa actually tapped. Unsurprisingly, this early stoppage generated quite a range...

May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

May 13, 2017 10:17 pm

Pros react to the controversial finish between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier

Pros react to the controversial finish between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier In the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 211 prelims, former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took on perennial division contender Dustin Poirier. “The Diamond” appeared to get the better of Alvarez in the fights opening round, using his range to keep the distance and...

Apr 12, 2017 1:45 pm

Anderson Silva weighs-in on controversial Chris Weidman stoppage

This past weekend at UFC 210, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped into the Octagon to fight Gegard Mousasi in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. Going into the fight, Weidman stepped into the Octagon on a 2-fight skid that saw him most recently drop a 3rd round TKO to Yoel Romero after dropping a...

Apr 10, 2017 6:23 am

Chris Weidman’s corner’s live reaction to controversial Gegard Mousasi stoppage

Over the weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 210, Chris Weidman experienced a controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi. The controversy followed a Mousasi knee, which at first appeared to be illegal – forcing a confusing pause in the action – but was ultimately deemed legal, resulting in a Mousasi win. Part of the...

Apr 8, 2017 11:59 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman discusses his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi

VIDEO | Chris Weidman discusses his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored a controversial second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman at last night’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York. Mousasi caught Weidman with a pair of knees during the midway point of the second round...

Apr 8, 2017 10:32 pm

Pros react to Gegard Mousasi’s controversial win over Chris Weidman

Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored a controversial second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman at last night’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York. Mousasi caught Weidman with a pair of knees during the midway point of the second round that had the former champion in a world of hurt. The...

Apr 7, 2017 12:49 pm

MMA community reacts to Daniel Cormier’s controversial weigh-in

Friday morning, the fighters of UFC 210 hit the scales to weigh in for their scheduled bouts Saturday night. The ordeal was overshadowed by UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier not only coming in 1.2 pounds overweight, but also then making weight just moments later by using the privacy towel to offset his weight and...

Apr 7, 2017 9:27 am

VIDEO | Watch Daniel Cormier make weight using controversial move

Friday morning in New York, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier missed weight for his scheduled UFC 210 scrap with Anthony Johnson Saturday night, where he will look to defend his title for the second time, and once again earn himself a win over Anthony Johnson. Cormier weighed in at 206.2 pounds, 1.2 pounds over...

Mar 6, 2017 8:11 am

Stephen Thompson issues statement on controversial UFC 209 loss to Tyron Woodley

Last November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a majority draw, which meant Thompson did not become the champion. Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 209, Thompson got a second crack at...

Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

Carla Esparza releases statement on controversial loss to Randa Markos

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia with UFC Fight Night 105. On the evening’s undercard, former strawweight queen Carla Esparza returned from a lengthy layoff against Canada’s own Randa Markos. Though Esparza succeeded on four takedown attempts, and threatened with a submission in the second round, the judges ultimately awarded her...

Feb 12, 2017 8:29 am

Dana White explains how he scored controversial Silva vs. Brunson fight

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 208, former middleweight king and veritable MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempted to correct a four-year win drought against rising middleweight contender Derek Brunson. After three slow rounds of action, which saw Brunson hesitate to engage, and Silva wait for rare opportunities to counter, Silva succeeded on this...

Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm

SUG 2 Results: Miesha Tate defeats Jessica Eye in controversial match

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate returned to grappling competition at tonight’s Submission Underground 2 event in Portland where she squared off with fellow UFC standout Jessica Eye. After an early feeling out process, the ladies engaged in the clinch position against the cage. After a failed takedown attempt, Tate eventually rolled to an...