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Israel Adesanya blasts judges after Kai Kara-France loses split decision to Amir Albazi

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has taken aim at the judges following his teammate Kai Kara-France’s split decision loss to Amir Albazi in the main event of UFC Vegas 74.

Kara-France was headlining his first UFC main event against the surging Albazi in a pivotal scrap for his career. The Kiwi was coming off a TKO loss to Brandon Moreno for the interim flyweight title, so he was looking to get back into the win column.

Ultimately, when the final bell rang, most thought Kara-France would get his hand raised in a very close fight, as the Kiwi took over late. However, the judges gave it to Albazi, with Chris Lee scoring the fourth for him despite Kara-France outstriking Albazi 27-5 along with getting the lone takedown, which Adesanya was furious about.

“Nah bro… Fuck yous!!!… Fire Chris Lee & Sal Deez nuts… I tweeted that before even seeing the scorecards because I knew them two will fuck it up!! Hoooow many times will they rob athletes of their moments of glory, if their money, their livelihood for their family. Fuuuuuuuck them cunts, they need to expire quickly and go. Mike Bell was the only judge to score this properly, the other two deff need to disappear… Start interviewing the judges after fights. Hold them accountable for their work,” Adesanya wrote in multiple tweets.

Having the judges be interviewed after the event is something many fighters and media have called for, for quite some time. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely to happen and instead, the judges never have to answer for their controversial scorecards.

With the loss, Kai Kara-France dropped to 24-11 and one No Contest and is now on a two-fight losing skid.

As for Israel Adesanya, he does not have his next fight booked and is coming off a KO win over Alex Pereira to reclaim his middleweight title.

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