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  • 06-11-2014, 08:17 AM
    lwbrewer
    Now that was a excellent response from DW kind of schocking hearing him speak like that.
  • 06-11-2014, 08:08 AM
    Thamob
    ROSS PEARSON TO RECEIVE $30K WIN BONUS FOLLOWING CONTROVERSIAL LOSS TO DIEGO SANCHEZ

    Ross Pearson believes he got a raw deal on the scorecards at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque, but at least his bank account won’t have to suffer for it.

    Pearson dropped a highly controversial split decision to Diego Sanchez this past Saturday in a 155-pound clash. Despite Pearson outlanding his opponent in each round, according to FightMetric.com figures, judge Jeff Collins submitted a 30-27 scorecard for Sanchez, while Chris Tellez saw it 29-28 for the New Mexico native. Meanwhile, Marcos Rosales submitted a 30-27 tally in favor of “The Real Deal.”

    UFC President Dana White announced on Tuesday that the British lightweight will receive his $30,000 win bonus despite the defeat.

    “Diego lost that fight. The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight," White told UFC.com . "First of all, you gave every round to Diego, who got dropped in the second round. It was a knockdown, how does Diego win that round? It's not possible. I don't know how you can vote against him, but it goes to show that you're never safe. That's as bad as it gets."

    Pearson and his team filed an appeal with the New Mexico Athletic Commission shortly after the Saturday’s verdict. It is unlikely that the decision will be overturned, but it may not matter. White told ESPN.com earlier on Tuesday that “we have to treat Pearson like he won and give him that next level fight.”
    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ros...-Sanchez-69035
  • 06-10-2014, 11:08 PM
    Qball1974
    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    Bisping/Hammill is the only fight I can remember that is clearly worse
    No not even close lol

    Hate for Bisbing is EPIC lmao!
  • 06-10-2014, 10:58 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    I thought it was a bad decision at the time but have watched the Bisping/Hammill fight several times since and think it was the correct decision.

    If you judge the fight on 15 minutes, Hammill definitely won. However, he did nothing in the last 2 rounds.
    I thought Bisping out pointed him the last two rounds as well. If you watch it with the sound off--and you don't really, really hate Pip, it's a reasonable conclusion.

    rh
  • 06-10-2014, 10:27 PM
    VimyRidge
    I thought it was a bad decision at the time but have watched the Bisping/Hammill fight several times since and think it was the correct decision.

    If you judge the fight on 15 minutes, Hammill definitely won. However, he did nothing in the last 2 rounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    Bisping/Hammill is the only fight I can remember that is clearly worse
  • 06-10-2014, 02:38 PM
    rivethead
    I'm thinking he got paid, but they want to keep it quiet. If Pearson is based back in the UK, the tax laws are absolutely dreadful.

    rh
  • 06-10-2014, 02:38 PM
    kalebarker
    Bisping/Hammill is the only fight I can remember that is clearly worse
  • 06-10-2014, 02:33 PM
    XxChAoS32xX
    Just watched the fight for the first time. I don't know if it is the worst decision in MMA history, but it is certainly the worst decision that I have ever watched personally.

    Every fight that Jeff Collins has Judged to a decision, including his scores, can be found here.
  • 06-10-2014, 02:17 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by nbm02ss View Post
    Dana has given his thoughts on the fight:



    Source: ESPN.com.
    It sounds like he is implying it may have been rigged also. I am also very surprised the UFC did not give Pearson his win bonus. They have giving losing fighters a win bonus in less controversial decisions.
  • 06-10-2014, 01:11 PM
    nbm02ss
    Dana has given his thoughts on the fight:

    LAS VEGAS -- There will be no rematch between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson.

    UFC president Dana White called Sanchez's controversial split decision over Pearson last weekend "insanity" and said the promotion will move forward as if Pearson won the fight.

    The lightweight bout, which took place in Sanchez's hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, was widely denounced as one of the worst decisions in UFC history.

    Judges Jeff Collins and Chris Tellez each scored the bout for Sanchez, 30-27 and 29-28, respectively. Judge Marcos Rosales had it 30-27 in Pearson's favor, along with an overwhelming majority of media.

    White was not in attendance, but viewed the fight from his vacation home in Bangor, Maine.

    "It was horrible," White told ESPN.com. "In the second round, Diego got dropped and one judge still gave him that round. Insanity, man. Pearson got robbed. Pearson won that fight clearly. He easily won that fight. We have to treat Pearson like he won and give him that next level fight.

    "The thing about our sport is there's never any of that hometown advantage bulls---. Yeah, more people are going to be cheering for you than the other guy, but it's not like the judges are all from that town. Usually, athletic commissions pull the best from around the country. Whoever gave that fight all three rounds to Sanchez should never judge a fight again."

    Pearson's camp filed an appeal of the decision immediately after the bout, according to New Mexico Athletic Commission representative Richard Espinoza. The appeal came in too late to be added to a regularly scheduled NMAC meeting Tuesday.

    Espinoza declined to comment on the commission's stance toward the decision.
    Source: ESPN.com.
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