Israel Adesanya calls for judges to be interviewed after fights following last night’s UFC Vegas 74 main event

By Fernando Quiles - June 4, 2023

Israel Adesanya is sticking up for his teammate following UFC Vegas 74.

Israel Adesanya UFC Vegas 74 Kai Kara-France Amir Albazi

Kai Kara-France was featured in the main event. He went one-on-one with Amir Albazi. The fight went the distance and it ended in controversy. The score totals were read and two of the three judges scored the fight for Albazi. Most fight fans and pundits thought Kara-France should’ve been awarded the victory.

Kara-France certainly has his backers after the fight. Perhaps the biggest supporter of them all is the UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. “The Last Stylebender” has gone scorched earth on two judges.

Israel Adesanya Goes Off

Taking to his Twitter account, Adesanya had a suggestion to put MMA judges on the spot.

“Start interviewing the judges after fights,” Adesanya said. “Hold them accountable for their work.”

The 185-pound titleholder didn’t stop there. He took aim at judges Chris Lee and Sal D’Amato.

“Fire Chris Lee & Sal Deez nuts,” Adesanya said.

Both Lee and D’Amato scored the fight 48-47 in favor of Albazi. Adesanya doubled on his rant.

“I tweeted that before even seeing the scorecards because I knew them two will f*** it up!!” Adesanya said. “How many times will they rob athletes of their moments of glory, of [sic] their money, their livelihood for their family? F*** them c****, they need to expire quickly and go. Mike Bell was the only judge to score this properly, the other two deff need to disappear.”

Judging in combat sports has long been a highly debated topic. Fight fans, athletes, and even promoters have called for a solution to controversial decisions. It’s hard to imagine that the trend will slow down, especially with how many events the UFC puts on. Athletic commissions also tend to stand behind their judges for better or worse.


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