Pedro Munhoz has been left very frustrated with the outcome of his headlining fight with Frankie Edgar at UFC On ESPN 15 this past Saturday night, which he lost by split decision, and now he’s demanding an immediate rematch.
“I’ve always done my talking in the octagon but this needs to be said,” Munhoz wrote on Instagram. “I work too hard to get screwed by poor judges who have no training and even less accountability.
“Look at the stats and the damage. Look at the 17 of 20 media sites who agreed I won, 7 of which had it 49-46.
“Tell me how the deciding judge gave round 3 to Frankie. He’s a legend, but I won that fight and want a rematch now @danawhite.”
As Munhoz points out, the media did largely believe that he had done enough to emerge victorious, while the stats show that he outlanded Edgar in all but one of the five rounds, though ‘The Answer’ did secure a couple of takedowns.
Still, by no means was this a robbery as it was an extremely close fight in which both fighters came away with plaudits for their efforts, but given how competitive and entertaining a battle it was, few fans would complain about the UFC running it back in the coming months.
However, it remains to be seen whether the UFC brass will be interested in that, or whether they’ll have other plans for Edgar at the top-end of the bantamweight division now that he has a win under his belt.