Daniel Cormier believes Paulo Costa may have been judged unfairly at UFC Vegas 41: “I’ve poked guys more and didn’t get a point taken away”

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Daniel Cormier has questioned Jason Herzog’s decision to take a point from Paulo Costa on Saturday night.

This past weekend saw Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori settle their rivalry in a dramatic UFC light heavyweight main event. The pair went to war in Las Vegas and while Vettori landed the decision win, Costa did a good job of hanging in there and making it competitive.

Alas, the Brazilian did manage to pick up a point deduction due to an eye poke after repeated warnings from Herzog.

Daniel Cormier, who is no stranger to an eye poke, recently gave his thoughts on the situation.

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“We have seen much more severe eye pokes happen in fights,” Cormier said. “I’ve done it myself. I’ve poked guys more than this guy poked Marvin Vettori and didn’t get a point taken away. As an official, you can’t read the headlines. I think in this, Herzog read the headlines and he may have judged Costa unfairly.”

Quotes via MMA Mania
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