UFC President Dana White broke his silence on arguably the worst judging decision in MMA history: Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez. The bout took place this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, and Pearson dominated all three rounds, however when the decision was read, it was in favor of Diego Sanchez.
Dana White spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto to discuss the decision.
“It was horrible. In the second round, Diego got dropped and one judge still gave him that round. Insanity, man. Pearson got robbed. Pearson won that fight clearly. He easily won that fight. We have to treat Pearson like he won and give him that next level fight.”
“The thing about our sport is there’s never any of that hometown advantage bulls—. Yeah, more people are going to be cheering for you than the other guy, but it’s not like the judges are all from that town. Usually, athletic commissions pull the best from around the country. Whoever gave that fight all three rounds to Sanchez should never judge a fight again.”