UFC middleweight Sam Alvey trashed MMA judges and said it was bad judging that caused him to make the move back down to 185lbs.
Alvey is on a five-fight winless skid at the moment, with a draw against Da Un Jung in his last fight and losses to Ryan Spann, Klidson Abreu, Jimmy Crute, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira before that. According to MMADecisions.com, the majority of media members believed that Alvey deserved to win his fight against Jung, but the judges scored it a draw. Alvey also dropped a split decision to Ryan Spann at UFC 249, but some believe he did enough to win that fight, too. Alvey isn’t happy about the judging, and he explained that it’s because the judges wouldn’t give him the win at light heavyweight that he decided to drop back down to 185lbs.
Speaking to James Lynch of Middle Easy, Alvey blasted MMA judges for, in his view, scoring fights for the bigger fighter, something he believes the judges look at closely. He hopes that the judges don’t come into the equation when he takes on Julian Marquez at UFC on ABC 2.
“I couldn’t win a fight at 205lbs. The judges hated the smaller guy. Either that or gingers, I don’t remember which one. The judges, whoever they find in the parking lot to judge the MMA fights, they pick who the bigger guy is and that’s who’s going to win. So I’ll go down to middleweight and be the bigger guy there,” Alvey said
Asked what lessons he took away from his experience at 205lbs, Alvey said only one thing.
“The biggest thing I took away is that all judges are terrible, and they will get it wrong at every opportunity,” Alvey said.
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