KSW: Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James Thompson II is now a No ContestPosted on November 28, 2011, 02:11 PM by Anton Gurevich
According to recent reports from Poland, KSW nullified the result of the (second) fight between Mariusz Pudzianowski and James Thompson, after one of the judges, believe it or not, mistakenly scored the first round in favor of Pudzianowski.
Similar to TUF, KSW bouts are fought two five-minute rounds and one extra round in case of a draw. Thompson expected to go to distance with Pudzianowski, only to realize that the judges surprisingly awarded Mariusz Pudzianowski a Majority Decision, after "The Colossus" clearly dominated the first round and went slightly behind in the second.
More than anything, the bout will be remembered for James Thompson's post-fight outburst, after the Englishman grabbed the mic from the hands of Polish ring announcer and publicly accused KSW of fixing the fight. Such controversy in one way or another plays into KSW's hands, since the promotion are now expected to book the trilogy between its biggest draw Mariusz Pudzianowski and James Thompson.