Michael Johnson: ‘My Life Took A 180’ After Controversial Loss To Beneil Dariush

Beneil Dariush

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson suffered a split decision loss to Beneil Dariush, courtesy of some head scratching scoring from the judges.

It is hard, not impossible, but extremely hard to find someone who can say with a straight face that Johnson did not win that fight. UFC president Dana White even expressed his outrage immediately after the decision was read.

So, how does Johnson feel now? Here’s what he said to MMAJunkie:

“All my plans just got set back because of judges that don’t have knowledge of the sport. We should feel comfortable in knowing these judges will get it right. Nothing went on with these judges lives. My life just took a 180, and I just lost my four-winning streak. I just lost a little bit of momentum, and now I’ve got to play a little bit of catch-up and hope the UFC makes the right decision.

“I’d fight next week if I need to. Remember, I only got half of my money that I was supposed to. That’s a big concern, as well, for me right now. I’m still in shape. I can turn around and fight next week. I just need to fight and get back in there and show people that I’m a threat in this division, and I shouldn’t be getting robbed like that.”

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