The Paddy Pimblett unanimous decision victory over Jared Gordon at UFC 282 was a “complete robbery,” says former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo.
This past weekend at UFC 282, Pimblett was awarded a unanimous decision by the judges over Gordon in a fight that most fans and media felt that Gordon won. Despite the overwhelming sentiment on social media that Pimblett had lost the fight, all three judges scoring the bout cageside had it 29-28 for Pimblett. Many fans are calling it a robbery and now a former UFC champion is joining them in their belief that the judges blew this one.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Cejudo — the former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion — ripped the judges for their scorecards in the fight. As far as Cejudo goes, this was one of the worst decisions that he’s ever seen and he called it a “complete robbery.”
“‘Paddy the Fatty’ – I just don’t know what to say. A lot of these guys are just delusional thinking they’re better than what they really are. He lost that fight. I think he needs to rewatch it, or maybe I need to rewatch it, but I think the whole world saw that that’s one of the worst decisions ever. Talk about complete robbery. It has nothing to do really with Paddy. It has to do with the judges. This isn’t a popularity contest. First they did it with Sean O’Malley against Petr Yan,” Cejudo said (via MMAjunkie.com).
Despite most fans and media, and seemingly fellow fighters, calling it a bogus decision, Pimblett officially got his hand raised and moved to 4-0 in the UFC. Gordon, meanwhile, lost a decision that most felt he won, meaning he only ended up getting 50% of his money since he didn’t get his win bonus, plus he didn’t get the biggest name on his MMA resume.
Do you agree with Henry Cejudo that the Paddy Pimblett decision win over Jared Gordon at UFC 282 was a complete robbery?
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