The President of UFC, Dana White, is not on the side of two of the judges who won Alex Volkanovski on Max holloway, in the rematch fight. At UFC 251, the featherweight champion and his challenger collided for the second time in the co-star event on July 11, 2020. In their first meeting in December 2019, the Russian won the 145-pound gold by defeating the American by decision. unanimous. Now, the judges were not on their best day and were criticized.
The rematch was more competitive and certainly more dramatic, so the controversies came after the final ruling. After five rounds of action, many felt that Holloway had done enough to beat Volkanovsky. That was not the case when “The Great” was victorious by split decision. Speaking to members of the media after the UFC 251, White made it clear that he does not believe that Alexander was the real winner.
There were several criticisms
“You can’t leave it to these boys. We have some bad decisions. I’m sure that Holloway is devastated. Did anyone here write it down for Volkanovsky? Anyone? No one in the media? I do not know. We will have to resolve it, “was what the president explained. Max Now he’s lost his second fight in a row and wonders what’s next to come. A trilogy fight seems unlikely losing the first two, but nothing is ruled out.
The duel between Holloway and Volkanovsky It was very closed. The general opinion is that Max I should have retrieved the belt. However, it is also justifiable that the fight has ended in Volkanovski’s favor. Holloway clearly won the first two rounds, even sending Alexander to the canvas. But, from there, the contest was very even and, although they were not productive, the demolitions could have tipped the balance in favor of the Australian. The bottom line could be that not all tight fights are theft. Therefore, a bookmaker will return the money to those who “lost.”
The former “champion-champion” of UFCHenry Cejudo, who is currently retired, is putting some pressure on being offered a featherweight title fight with Volkanovsky. “Triple C” has said that he could come out of “retirement” if he were offered that bout and a significant salary increase. This was the one who left his belt vacant, which generated this event that was played in Abu Dhabi. Now, regretting it, he will probably try hard to get it back.