We didn’t get to hear the thoughts of UFC president Dana White last night after UFC 127 as he had to leave quickly to catch a flight back to the U.S.
Today though ESPN caught up with him, and discovered that White disagrees with the judges ruling of a majority draw in the main event between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch.
“I didn’t think it was a draw,” White stated. “I looked at the scorecards and the two judges who had it a draw scored the first two rounds for Penn and the third round a 10-8 [for Fitch].
“Personally, I scored the first two rounds for Penn and had him winning the fight. There’s no doubt B.J. got pounded in the third round, but that wasn’t a 10-8 round.”
That’s somewhat surprising as many people believed that it was in fact Fitch who won the fight, and that was backed up by the likes of the FightMetric site who also calculated that he should have won.
White has never been a big fan of Fitch however, and his frustration at the fighter, who went to a decision for the ninth fight in a row last night, was very apparent today.
“Fitch is one of these guys that goes, ‘Oh, I want my respect. He just fought a 155-pound guy and went to a draw with him and in my opinion, he lost the first two rounds — and he’s crying for a title shot?
“You’ve got to get in there and decisively beat people. You have to have fans clamoring for you to fight for the title.”
Dana also admits he’s not sure what’s going to happen now, but the result of GSP Vs Jake Shields on April 30th at UFC 129 will now have a huge part to play in the future of the division.