Jared Gordon lost to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 via unanimous decision, according to the judges on deck for the event. Not everyone agrees with that call, especially Gordon, and chances are, he’s not alone. With a fight as close as this one was and involving the sport’s most controversial judge, Douglas Crosby.
#UFC282 Official Scorecard: Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon 👇
— UFC News (@UFCNews) December 11, 2022
Fighters like Gordon don’t have time to worry about inept judges, popularity contests within the promotion, or finding a gimmick to make himself viral on social media. Fighters like Gordon just worry about fighting and that’s what he is looking to do with a rematch.
Speaking with TMZ, Gordon said, “I’m obviously upset. I’ve been in some dark places before so this hasn’t really reached the level that I’ve been to before but I’m still really bitter. But, I believe my stock went up even more than maybe if I had won, like a boring fight.”
The fight may have been boring to some, but even a casual fan could see Gordon controlled most of the fight. Pimblett’s defense to anyone that thinks otherwise is believing the visual damage was the indicator to decide a winner, but it truly does depend on who’s looking these days.
Gordon added, “Everyone knows that I won. Major players on the UFC staff, all the fighters, all the fans, all the MMA journalists, all of Twitter.”
Not long after his TMZ interview, Gordon tweeted, “With all the controversy with our fight I’d love to run it back with you [Pimblett] in London. I have no ill will towards you, as a matter of fact, I really like you. Maybe we can all work together and between Paddy and I [sic] there’s no way we can’t help others, and we can beat each other up again. In the meantime for everyone’s entertainment! The people want it, and we can settle this on your turf.”
During fight week for UFC 282, the UFC announced they would be returning to London in March. Do you think the UFC will give Gordon the rematch he deserves?
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 20 years martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour, and also writes for Sherdog while maintaining his own site, The Blogboard Jungle. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel